Market and streets are …

Market and streets are deserted
silently illuminates every house
pondering I walk through the alleys
everything looks so festive.

At the windows, women
colorful toy piously decorated
A thousand little children stand and watch
are so miraculously quiet.

And I walk out of the walls
all the way into the open air
fair looking, fair looking
how so far and quiet the world!

stars loop their circles high
from the snow's loneliness
it rises like wonderful singing
Oh, merciful time!

Author: Joseph von Eichendorff