Littell's Living Age/Volume 139/Issue 1791/"So Wandl' ich wieder den Alten Weg"

"SO WANDL' ICH WIEDER DEN ALTEN WEG."

So again I am pacing the well-known streets,
The road I so oft have taken;
I come to the house where my darling dwelt, —
How blank it looks and forsaken!

The streets are too narrow, they shut me in!
The very stones of them scare me!
The houses fall on my head! I fly
As fast as my feet can bear me!

Heine.