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Dein Jüngling träumet

Language: German (Deutsch)

   Dein Jüngling träumet
Am Wasserfall.
Das woget und schäumet
In ewigem Schwall.

   Mit Wonnegebrülle
Gießt es daher
Unendliche Fülle,
Und wird nicht leer;

   Springt auf an den Steinen,
Und stemmt sich zurück,
Hernieder zu weinen
Unsägliches Glück;

   Und sauset und blitzet
In seligem [Graus] 1,
Und brauset und spritzet
Die Seele sich aus.

   Und obendrauf weilet
Die Sonne so mild,
In Farben zertheilet
Das göttliche Bild.

   So stürzet mein Leben,
Die Sonne du drin,
In trunkenem Beben, --
Ich weiß nicht, wohin?

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with C. Reinhold, Gedichte, Stuttgart: Carl Mäcken, 1853, pages 18-19

1 Lang: "Braus"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "By the waterfall", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-11-26.
Last modified: 2017-06-11 13:00:23
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