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Inschrift auf eine Uhr mit den drei...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Am langsamsten von aller Göttern wandeln wir,
Mit Blätterkronen schön geschmückte, schweigsame.
Doch wer uns ehrt und wem wir selber günstig sind,
Weil er die Anmut liebet und das heil'ge Maß,
Vor dessen Augen schweben wir im leichten Tanz
Und machen mannigfaltig ihm den langen Tag.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Eduard Mörike. Gedichte. Dramatisches. Erzählendes, Stuttgart: J.G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Nachf., 1961, pages 92-93.

The poem has a quote below the title:

Βἀρδισται μακάρων Ὧραι φίλαι - Theokr.*
* Theokrit: «Idyllen», 15, V. 104: «Langsam gehn die Horen vor andern seligen Göttern»

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Inscription for a clock with the three Horae", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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