But, it grew on us in foreign lands
			a female friend: the setting sun.
			Blessed by her tormenting light
			we are invited, to join her with our grief,
			walking alongside of us:
			A Psalm of the night.

		     


			(in exile in Sweden 1942 - 44)
			Nelly Sachs (1891 – 1970) 
			(translated by U. F. 2019)

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