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Die Grabschrift

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Nacht war mit den Stürmen allein,
Der Gram mit Lämpchen und Kämmerlein.

Des einsamen Lagers ruh'loser Gast
Erhob sich ächzend in Fieber und Hast.

Er schreibet die Inschrift dem treuesten Stein,
Der fern ihm bewahrt ein geliebtes Gebein.

Und d'raußen[sic] brüllet der Stürme Geheiß;
"Gieb uns die Worte der Liebe preis.
 
"Wir wehen um Stirn, wir wehen um Herz,
Verwehen die Wonnen und lassen den Schmerz.

"D'rum gieb die Worte der Lieb' uns ein,
Nach denen ächzet der sprachlose Stein." --
Kaum hat er die stockenden Zeilen vollbracht,
So schlüpfen die Worte hinaus -- in die Nacht.


Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Gedichte von A. von Maltitz, Erster Band, München: Druck von Georg Franz, 1838, page 123-124


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The epitaph", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2016-06-24.
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