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Meleks Wanderlied

Language: German (Deutsch)

    Weit, wohin das Auge schweifet,
Rings der Wüste Ocean,
Tief im Herzen meine Liebe
Zieh' ich einsam meine Bahn.
    Lebtest du noch, mein Motammed,
Nahe wärst du meinem Zug,
Und die Eltern und die Schwester
Dächten freudig unsern Flug.
    Nun! ich muß mir selbst genügen,
Schwert und Liebe meine Welt,
Und du lichtdurchglühte Bläue
Bist fortan mein Heimathzelt.
    Das ist Freude, das ist Leben,
Wenn die weite Leere schweigt,
Und der freien Brust des Wandrers
Sich der ferne Himmel neigt! --

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Bilder des Orients von Heinrich Stieglitz, Erster Band, I. Arabien, Leipzig, bei Carl Cnobloch, 1831, pages 67-68.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Melek's wandering song", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2015-08-07 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-08-07 10:14:23

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