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Die Geister der Wüste

Language: German (Deutsch)

 Hui! wie die Wolke
 Von Staub und Brand
 So wild sich stürzet
 [Auf's]1 dürre Land!

 [Auf der Oasis]2
 Heult' ich und lag,
 [Konnt']3 sie nicht dörren
 Den langen Tag.

 Mich trug der Wirbel
 Vorbei die Fluth;
 Ich schlürft' und schlürfte, 
 Und blieb doch Gluth.

 Mir dörrt die Hitze 
 Den heisern Schlund,
 Nur Blut mag kühlen
 Den heißen Mund.

 Drum laßt uns wirbeln
 Zum staub'gen Pfad,
 Wo matt erlechzend
 Der Wandrer naht.

 [Den]4 heißen Odem
 Er schlürft ihn ein,
 Sein [starrend]5 Blut mag
 Uns Kühlung seyn.

Translation(s): ENG

List of language codes

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1 Loewe: "auf das"
2 Loewe: "Hui! Auf der Oasis lag ich,"
3 Loewe: "Und konnt'"
4 Leowe: "Hui! Den"
5 Loewe: "starres"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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 (John H. Campbell) (W. Kommer) , title 1: "The spirits of the desert", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:50

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