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O wundervolle Waldesnacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

O wundervolle Waldesnacht,
Geheimnißreiches Graun; 
Die Bäume sind in finstrer Pracht
Gespenstig anzuschaun. 
Durch dunkle Zweige strahlt ein Stern  -- 
Wie still ists rings umher! 
Kein Tritt, kein Laut;  --  aus weiter Fern'
Hör' brausen ich das Meer. 

Verstummt ist all der Sängerchor;   
Durch die Gebüsche wallt
Ein leiser Hauch, mir kommt es vor,
Als betete der Wald. 
Mir ist, als sollt' ich regungslos
Als wie ein Baum hier stehn,
Und stumm und still und riesengroß
Gen Erd' und Himmel sehn.  

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Ost- und Westpreußischer Musen-Almanach, ed. by Jacobi, Jacobson & Lehmann, Marienwerder: H. Jacoby's Buchhandlung, 1856, page 276.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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