My friend, in this one hour you will gain (from Faust)

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

English version by Peter Salm
Original Language German

My friend, in this one hour you will gain
far more for all your senses
than in a year's indifferent course.
What the tender spirits sing for you,
the lovely images they bring,
will not be empty magic play.
Blissful scents will come your way,
then your palate will be stimulated,
you will be bathed in ecstasy.
For this you need no preparation;
we are assembled, now begin.

-- from Faust, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe / Translated by Peter Salm

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