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Das Mondlicht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Dein gedenkend irr' ich einsam
Diesen Strom entlang;
Könntend lauschen wir gemeinsam
Seinem Wellenklang.

Könnten wir zusammen schauen
In den Mond empor,
Der da drüben aus den Auen
Leise taucht hervor.

Freundlich streut er meinem Blicke
Aus dem Silberschein
Stromhinüber eine Brücke
Bis zum stillen Hain. -

Wo des Stromes frohe Wellen
Durch den Schimmer zieh'n,
Seh' ich, wie hinab die schnellen
Unaufhaltsam fliehn.

Aber wo im schimmerlosen
Dunkel geht die Flut,
Ist sie nur ein dumpfes Tosen,
Das dem Auge ruht. -

Daß doch mein Geschick mir brächte
Einen Blick von dir!
Süßes Mondlicht meiner Nächte,
Mädchen, bist du mir!

Wenn nach dir ich oft vergebens
In die Nacht geseh'n,
Scheint der dunkle Strom des Lebens
Trauernd stillzustehn.

Wenn du über seine Wogen
Strahlest zauberhell,
Seh' ich sie dahingezogen,
Ach! nur allzuschnell.

Translation(s): FRE

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A. Moeschinger sets stanzas 1-3, 6-8

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Le clair de lune", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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