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Im Januar

Language: German (Deutsch)

Zu den winterkahlen Zweigen
feierlich in leichtem Reigen
Stern um Sterne niedersteigen
aus dem sammetschwarzen Schweigen
dieser wundersamen Nacht.
Was ist Nähe - - was ist Ferne?
Und ich pflücke mir der Sterne
Silberfrüchte. Und ich lerne:
alles gibt Natur dir gerne,
wenn du selber gern dich gibst.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Hermann Claudius, Und weiter wachsen Gott und Welt: Neue Gedichte, München, A. Langen, G. Müller, 1936, page 63.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "In January", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-01-22.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:07
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