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Language: German (Deutsch)

O Jugend meiner Sinne,
O Jugend meiner Jahre!
Mir glückt, was ich beginne;
Mich freut, was ich gewahre!
Ich will in meine Hände
Des Schicksals Führung nehmen;
Ich denke nicht ans Ende,
Kein Fürchten soll mich lähmen. 
Und naht der Tod am Schlusse,
Will ich ihn selber werben
Und wie der hauch im Kusse
Im Schoß der Liebe sterben.

Translation(s): FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ricarda Huch, zweite vermehrte Auflage, Leizig, H. Haeffel Verlag, 1908, page 151.

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Confiance", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-07-24.
Last modified: 2016-03-14 01:52:19
Line count: 12
Word count: 59

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Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Ô jeunesse de mes sens,
Ô jeunesse de mes années !
Je réussis ce que j'entreprends,
Je me réjouis de ce que je découvre !

Je veux prendre en mains
La conduite de mon destin ;
Je ne pense pas à la fin,
Aucune crainte ne doit me paralyser.

Et quand finalement s'approchera la mort
Je la solliciterai moi-même,
Et comme le souffle dans un baiser,
Expirerai au sein de l'amour.

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Text added to the website: 2016-03-14.
Last modified: 2016-03-14 01:52:33
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Word count: 71