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Was treibst du, Wind

Language: German (Deutsch)

Was treibst du, Wind,
du himmlisches Kind?
Du flügelst und flügelst umsonst in der Luft!
"Nicht Wanderscherz!
Ich nähre das Herz
mit Erdgeruch und Waldesluft!"

Was bringst du, Wind,
du himmlisches Kind?
"Einen Morgengruß, einen Schrei der Lust!"
Aus Vogelkehle nur?
Aus Lerchenseele nur?
"Nein, nein! Aus voller Menschenbrust!"

Was trägst du, Wind,
du himmlisches Kind?
"Seeüber ein wallend, ein hallend Geläut!"
Senken sie ein
den Totenschrein?
"Nein, nein! Sie halten Hochzeit heut!"

Submitted by Caroline Diehl


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

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:41
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