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Was erhoffst Du Dir, Mädchen, noch?!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Was erhoffst Du Dir, Mädchen, noch?!
Da Du, geschlossene Blüte, alles Lebendige in Dir birgst?!
Bleibe verschlossenes Blüh’n, o Mädchen -- --
Denn die „gewöhnliche That“ des Seins
mordet dein „göttliches Ungeschehnis“!“[sic]

Translation(s): ENG FRE NOR

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Confirmed with „Ein Wiener“ in Was der Tag mir zuträgt. Fünfundsechzig neue Studien von Peter Altenberg, dritte vermehrte und veränderte Auflage, Berlin: S. Fischer, Verlag, 1906, page 294.

Submitted by Virginia Knight and 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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Espoir", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "Håp", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Hope", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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