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Mirtill! wenn deine Lippen mich berühren

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mirtill! wenn deine Lippen mich berühren,
Dann will die Lust die Seele mir entführen;
Ich fühl' ein sanftes, namenloses Beben
Den Busen heben.

Mein Auge flammt, und meine Wangen glühen,
[Mein Herze schlägt,]1 und scheint empor zu fliehen,
Die Seele weiß auf trunkner Lippen Stammeln
Sich kaum zu sammeln.

Mein Leben hängt, in einer solchen Stunde,
An deinem feurig nektarvollen Munde,
Und will, bey deinem trauten Armumfassen,
Mich fast verlassen.

O daß es sich nicht ausser sich kann schwingen,
Die Seele ganz in deine Seele dringen!
Daß doch die Lippen, die voll Sehnsucht brennen,
Sich müssen trennen!

Daß meine Seele nicht der Orcus fodert,
Wenn sie voll Gluth auf deinen Lippen lodert,
An deinem Herzen hängt, [das nie]2 auf Erden
[Darf meine]3 werden!

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Confirmed with Iris. Des Dritten Bandes zweytes Stück. Düsseldorf, May 1775, pages 104-105; and with Lyrische Anthologie. herausgegeben von Friedrich Matthisson. Eilfter Theil. Zürich 1805. bey Orell Füssli und Compagnie, pages 283-284, with the title Sapphisches Lied.

This is the first version, anonymously published in Iris, of Klenke's poem An Myrtil, see below.

1 Lyrische Anthologie: "Laut schlägt mein Herz"
2 Lyrische Anthologie: "ach! das"
3 Lyrische Anthologie: "Nie mein kann"

Submitted by Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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