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Klage II

Language: German (Deutsch) after the French (Fran├žais)

 Was mir einst Lust gewährte,
 hat Kummer jetzt gebracht:
 der Tag, der sich verklärte,
 bleibt schwarze, finstre Nacht,
 kein Streben, kein Gelingen
 regt meiner Wünsche Schwingen,

 Vor Augen und im Herzen
 Ein Bild nur schau ich hier,
 das zeigt in Gram und Schmerzen
 mein bleiches Antlitz mir,
 mein Antlitz veilchenfarben
 so sind der Liebe Farben.

 Dem Leide zu entfliehen,
 wall' ich von Ort zu Ort,
 doch, mag ich fürder ziehen,
 es folgt mir immer fort.
 So muß mir Trost und Schrecken
 die Einsamkeit erwecken.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)


Text added to the website: 2003-11-18 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
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Word count: 85

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