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Ich athmet' einen linden Duft

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich athmet' einen linden Duft. 
Im Zimmer stand 
Ein Angebinde 
Von lieber Hand, 
Ein Zweig der Linde; 
Wie lieblich war der Lindenduft! 

Wie lieblich ist der Lindenduft! 
Das Lindenreis 
Brachst du gelinde; 
Ich athme leis 
Im Duft der Linde 
Der Herzensfreundschaft linden Duft.

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Confirmed with Friedrich Rückert's gesammelte poetische Werke, Vierte Reihe: Lenz. Viertes Buch: Haus und Jahr. Erste Abtheilung, Lyrische Gedichte., Zweiter Band, "Mailieder", poem number 42, Frankfurt am Main: J. D. Sauerländer's Verlag, 1868, page 337. In the 1838 and 1843 editions, the poem was titled "Dank für den Lindenzweig".

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), [adaptation] by Gustav Mahler.

Text added to the website: 2017-01-13.
Last modified: 2017-01-13 15:04:22
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