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Language: German (Deutsch)

  Sommernächte, süßes Leben,
Wenn sich Hand in Hand verspürt,
Lippen zueinander streben,
Herz an Herz sich schwellend rührt!
  Knabe, sprich, und du kannst's tragen,
Noch allein zu sein so spät,
Wenn der Nachtigallen [Klagen]1
Durch die lauen Lüfte geht?
  Wenn du wüßtest, was ich dächte,
Wüßtest, wer jetzt harret dein,--
In das kleine Fenster brächte
Dich ein kecker [Tritt]2 herein!

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with C. Reinhold, Gedichte, Stuttgart: Carl Mäcken, 1853, page 14

1 Jenner: "Schlagen"
2 Jenner: "Schritt"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Sigh of a summer night", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2016-02-08.
Last modified: 2016-02-08 13:18:54
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