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Ich will nur Ihn! Und doch, kommt er zu...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

Ich will nur Ihn!  Und doch, kommt er zu mir
Und plaudert dann von lauter schönen Dingen,
Von einem Lied, das er mich hörte singen,
Vom Sternenhimmel, von den Rosen hier,
Harr' ich umsonst, indes ich heimlich sacht
Zerreiß' an meinem Tuch die feinen Spitzen,
Daß endlich Feuer [werde sprühn und blitzen]1
Aus dieser diamantnen Seele Schacht.
Er scheut, sich hinzugeben.  Zarte Scham
Zwingt ihn, das Wort [ins Herz]2 zurückzupressen,
Daß meine Lieb' ihn ganz gefangen nahm
Und daß um mich er alles hat vergessen!


Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Paul Heyse Gesammelte Werke, Dritte Reihe, Band V, Stuttgart & Berlin: J.G. Cottasche Buchhandlung Nachfolger, Verlagsanstalt Hermann Klemm A.G., [1924], page 686. Note: it is not from Heyse's Italienisches Liederbuch, although it is a translation from the Italian.

1 Marx: "möge sprüh'n und spritzen"
2 omitted by Marx

Submitted by Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Love", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:23
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