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Schau, unsre Tage sind so eng

Language: German (Deutsch)

Schau, unsre Tage sind so eng
und bang das Nachtgemach; 
wir langen alle ungelenk 
den roten Rosen nach.

Du musst uns milde sein, Marie, 
wir blühn aus deinem Blut,
und du allein kannst wissen, wie
so weh die Sehnsucht tut; 

du hast ja dieses Mädchenweh
der Seele selbst erkannt:
sie fühlt sich an wie Weihnachtsschnee,
und steht doch ganz in Brand . . .


About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Rainer Maria Rilke, Werke, kommentierte Ausgabe in vier Bänden, Band 1 Gedichte 1895 bis 1910, herausgegeben von Manfred Engel und Ulrich Fülleborn, Frankfurt am Main und Leipzig: Insel Verlag, 1996, pages 95-96.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website: 2019-05-10 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-10 05:17:40

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