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Herz, nun so alt und noch immer nicht...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Herz, nun so alt und noch immer nicht klug,
Hoffst du von Tagen zu Tagen,
Was dir der [prangende]1 Frühling nicht trug
Werde der Herbst dir noch tragen?

Läßt doch der spielende Wind nicht vom Strauch
Immer zu schmeicheln, zu kosen,
Rosen entfaltet am Morgen sein Hauch,
Abends zerstreut er die Rosen.

Läßt doch der spielende Wind nicht vom Strauch,
bis er ihn völlig gelichtet.
Alles, o Herz, ist ein Wind und ein Hauch,
Was wir geliebt und gedichtet.

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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1 Pfitzner: "blühende"

Submitted by Jakob Kellner


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):

  • ENG English (Jakob Kellner) , title 1: "Breeze of Autumn", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , title 1: "Song of Autumn", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Vent d'automne", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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