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Ein Hochzeitbitter zog der Lenz

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein Hochzeitbitter zog der Lenz
[Den Wald entlang]1 und See,
Zog hin mit Sang und Klange, 
Mir aber ward so bange,
Als läge noch der Schnee.

Und Gäste lud zu sich der Lenz, 
Mich aber lud er nicht,
[Er sah mich]2, ach! gefangen,
Ich hing an jenen Wangen, 
An jenem Angesicht.

Nun bin ich frei, nun kommt der Lenz, 
Nun erst genieß' ich ganz,
Wenn ruh'ger auch und stiller,
Der Bäche grünen Schiller,
Der Rosen frischen Glanz.


Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Gesammelte Werke des Grafen August von Platen. In Einem Band, Stuttgart und Tübingen, J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag, 1839, page 17.

1 Hensel: "entlang den Wald"
2 omitted by Hensel.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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