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In der Nacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das Leben draußen ist verrauschet,
Die Lichter löschen aus,
Schauernd mein Herz am Fenster lauschet
Still in die Nacht hinaus.
Da nun der laute Tag zerronnen
Mit seiner Not und [Lust]1,
Was hast du in dem Spiel gewonnen,
Was blieb der müden Brust? --
Der Mond ist trostreich aufgegangen,
Da unterging die Welt,
Der Sterne heil'ge Bilder prangen
So einsam hochgestellt!
O Herr! auf dunkelschwankem Meere
Fahr' ich im schwachen Boot,
Treu folgend deinem goldnen Heere
Zum ew'gen Morgenrot.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Joseph von Eichendorff Sämtliche Gedichte und Versepen, Frankfurt am Main und Leipzig: Insel Verlag, 2001, pages 123-124

1 Note: in some editions of Eichendorff, this is "bunten Lust".

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "In the night", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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