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Halb im Traum

Language: German (Deutsch)

   Mein Herz weiß nicht den jungen Lenz zu tragen,
der [plötzlich]1 über Nacht
in grüner Wunderpracht
[sein Zelt sich vor dem Thore]2 aufgeschlagen. 

   Mißtrauisch ist es heut hinausgegangen
und suchte halb im Traum
an jedem grünen Baum
die gelben Blätter, die vom Herbste hangen.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Alfred Mombert, Tag und Nacht. Gedichte, Heidelberg: Verlag von J. Hörning, 1894, page 41

1 omitted by Knab
2 Knab: "seine Zelte vor dem Tore"

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Half in a dream", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-06-21.
Last modified: 2017-05-16 05:48:52
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