“Ich will mich erinnern
dass ich nicht vergessen will …
Ich will mich erinnern
an alles was man vergisst..”
“We can beat them, for ever and ever
Oh we can be Heroes,
just for one day.”
(D. Bowie in Heroes)
"They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
Love and desire and hate:
I think they have no portion in us after
We pass the gate."
(E. Dowson in Vitae summa brevis ...)
“Lay this tired head on thy breast!
Flowers from the night-dew are closing.
Pilgrims and mourners reposing.
Mother, oh ! sing me to rest!”
(F.D. Hemans in Mother! oh, sing me to rest)
“What of the faith and fire within us
Men who march away
Ere the barn-cocks say
Night is growing gray,
Leaving all that here can win us;
What of the faith and fire within us
Men who march away?”
(Th. Hardy in The song of the soldiers)