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Raschelt's schon im Laube?

Language: German (Deutsch)

"Raschelt's schon im Laube?
Röthet sich die Traube?
Kommt der Herbst schon an?
Ach wie so beklommen
Fühlt' ich sonst sein Kommen,
Und die Thräne rann!

Soll man alle Freuden
Trunken [nun]1 vergeuden
Rasch an einem Tag?
[Dann]2 die Blätter fallen,
Und die Nachtigallen
Ruhen aus vom Schlag!

Jetzt in [andern]3 Sorgen
Späh ich [jeden]4 Morgen,
Herbst, ob du's schon bist?
Wann die Blätter fallen,
Kommt er, der von Allen
Mir der Liebste ist.

Laßt die zarten Hüllen
Euch mit Thränen füllen,
Blumen, sinkt in Staub!
Gluthen meiner Träume,
Färben sie nicht, Bäume,
Euch das dunkle Laub?

Wollt, Korallenbeeren,
Mir vom Herzblut zehren,
Das euch röthen muss?
Trauben, laßt euch [ründen]5,
Himmlisch euch entzünden
Von des Mädchens Kuß!

Herbst, o komm [bei]6 Zeiten,
Bunt dein Netz zu breiten,
Helf' ich jubelnd dir.
Raub' dann nach Verlangen,
Bringst du [nur]7 gefangen
Meinen Vogel mir!"

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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There are two manuscript copies of this unpublished poem: one in Marbach (Christian Reinhold Köstlin’s poetry manuscripts, Z 4131, poem 100, Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach, Germany) and one in Stuttgart (Christian Reinhold Köstlin’s poetry manuscripts, Cod.hist. 4º 437, Fasz. 10a Nr. 2, poem [86], Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart, Germany). Although the two manuscript copies are almost identical, it is apparent that Lang setting is based on "her" copy (i.e., the one sent to her by Köstlin), which is held in Stuttgart.
Note: The poem is in quotation marks and in a feminine voice because Köstlin based it on the contents of a letter than Lang wrote to him.
1 Lang: "dann"
2 Lang (in first edition): "Denn"
3 Lang: "andre"
4 Lang: "in den"
5 Lang: "runden"
6 in the Marbach poetry manuscript: "vor"
7 typo in the first edition: "mir"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) (Harald Krebs) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-11-26.
Last modified: 2017-06-13 13:20:34
Line count: 36
Word count: 143

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