And tomorrow the sun will shine again, and on the path I will take, it will unite us again, we happy ones, upon this sun-breathing earth... And to the shore, the wide shore with blue waves, we will descend quietly and slowly; we will look mutely into each other's eyes and the silence of happiness will settle upon us.
- John Henry Mackay 1864-1933
Originally in German, here is the English translation. Click on the word tomorrow to hear a setting of this poem by Strauss. This is breath takingly beautiful.