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Ich war am Indischen Ozean

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich war am Indischen Ozean
Einst eine Palm´ entsprungen,
du warst die blühende Lian´,
um meinen Schaft geschlungen.

Ich war ein Blütenast
in Edens schönster Laube,
da hattest du auf mir die Rast gewählt
als girrende Taube.

Ich war ein lichter Tropfen Tau,
und als ich niedersprühte,
warst du ein Blumenkelch der Au
und nahmst mich ins Gemüte.

Ich war ein klarer Frühlingsquell,
ich hab es nicht vergessen,
du standst, und trankest meine Well´
als schlankte der Zypressen.

Ich war einmal ein Mondenstrahl,
ich Abendsternes Blinken,
da sahest du viel tausendmal
mich dir von ferne winken.

Du warest vor mir auf der Flucht,
vor meinem Blick geschwunden.
Ich habe lange dich gesucht.
Nun hab ich dich gefunden.


Submitted by Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]

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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: 2015-10-04 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-10-04 15:06:34

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