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Wie glänzt nun die Welt im Abendstrahl

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie glänzt nun die Welt im Abendstrahl,
Und ihre Wolken so goldig schön!
Wie glühen die Fernen, wie duftet das Thal,
Und die schimmernden, schlummernden Seen!
Und wie jauchzet das Herz, wie tönt und rauscht
Im Busen der goldne Gesang!
Wie steh' ich verwandelt, wie schau' ich berauscht
Die leuchtende Welt entlang!
O wachse du fort, du Schwingenlust;
O du schwellende Lebensglut!
Seit diese Brust an Ihrer Brust,
Seit Mund an Mund geruht!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Adolf Wilbrandt, Wien: Verlag von L. Rosner, 1874, page 4

Submitted by Virginia Knight and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Le bonheur", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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