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Ich hab' in mich gesogen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich hab' in mich gesogen
Den Frühling treu und lieb,
Daß er, der Welt entflogen,
Hier in der Brust mir blieb.

Hier sind die blauen Lüfte,
Hier sind die grünen Aun,
Die Blumen hier, die Düfte,
Der blühnde Rosenzaun.

[Und hier am Busen lehnet
Mit süßem Liebesach,
Die Liebste, die sich sehnet
Den Frühlingswonnen nach.]1

Sie lehnt sich an, zu lauschen,
Und hört in stiller Lust
Die Frühlingsströme rauschen
In ihres Dichters Brust.

Da quellen auf die Lieder
Und strömen über sie
Den [vollen]2 Frühling nieder,
Den mir der Gott verlieh.

Und wie sie, davon trunken,
Umblicket rings im Raum,
[Blüht auch]3 von ihren Funken
Die Welt, ein Frühlingstraum.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gesammelte Gedichte von Friedrich Rückert. Mit Königl. Würtembergischem Privilegium gegen den Nachdruck. Erlangen Verlag von Carl Heyder. 1834, page 191; and with Urania. Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1823. Neue Folge, fünfter Jahrgang. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus. 1823, pages 301-302.

1 Rückert (Urania 1823):
Die Liebste, die sich sehnet,
Den Frühlingswonnen nach,
An meinem Busen lehnet
Mit süßem Liebesach.
2 Schumann: "vollsten"
3 Rückert (Urania 1823): "Erblüht"

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ik heb mij ingezogen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I have drunk in", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Je me suis tant abreuvé", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2017-11-10 08:00:17

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I have drunk in

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 I have drunk in
 the Spring true and dear,
 so that, having fled the earth,
 it will remain here in my breast.
 Here are the blue skies,
 here are the green meadows,
 the flowers here, the breezes,
 the blooming rose fence.
 And here on my bosom leans
 with a sweet love sigh,
 my sweetheart, who longs
 for the bliss of spring.
 She leans on me to listen
 and hears with quiet joy
 the murmuring of spring streams
 in her poet's breast.
 There spring forth songs
 and they stream over her,
 full of the spring
 that God has conferred on me.
 And as she, intoxicated by it all,
 gazes around in space,
 the world blooms also from her sparks:
 a dream of Spring.

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