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Wenn mich die Abendluft umscherzt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn mich die Abendluft umscherzt,
Nach des Tages schwüler Pein,
Wie leicht ist Wehmuth nicht [verschmerzt]1
Bei der Sterne Silberschein.
Es drängen sich der Bilder viel,
Aus des Herzens tiefem Grund,
[Wohl]2 manches ist nur Kinder-Spiel,
Drängt sich verwirrt und bunt.
Was dem Gefühl sich kundgethan,
Bleibt mit meiner Sehnsucht wach,
Führt liebend mich auf irrd'scher [sic] Bahn
Hallt in der Erinn'rung nach.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Iris. Unterhaltungsblätter für Literatur und Kunst, No. 23, 16 September 1835, page 89.

1 Lang (in one manuscript): "verscherzt"
2 Lang (in both manuscripts): "Und"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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