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Wenn das Herz dir ist beklommen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn das Herz dir ist beklommen
Und in's Auge Thränen kommen,
Weißt nicht, was dir werden soll,
Wenn kein Antlitz dir erscheinet,
Das es treulich mit dir meinet,
Und dein Auge wird zu voll;--
O dann in den Wald nur tauche!
Deine tiefen Seufzer hauche
Flüsternd in die grüne Nacht!
Wenn's dann immer tiefer düstert,
O wie süß es mit dir flüstert:
Kind, was hat dir bang gemacht?
Setz' dich dorten, wo die Quelle
Niederspielt vom Felsen helle!
Sag' ihr Alles, was dich kränkt!
Fort mit sich führt sie die Schmerzen;
Neuen Lebens frisch im Herzen
Fühlst dir einen Trunk geschenkt.

Translation(s): ENG

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J. Lang sets stanza 1 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information

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Confirmed with Gedichte von C. Reinhold, Stuttgart: C. Mäcken, Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1853, page 20

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "At a spring", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-12-13.
Last modified: 2016-07-28 14:29:57
Line count: 18
Word count: 101

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