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Auf meinen Höhen sitzend hör' ich's...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Auf meinen Höhen sitzend hör' ich's rieseln.
Wann es den Wald durchbricht, so sind es Bäche;
und unten in der Tiefe sind es Meere,
die brausen groß hinaus.
Aber hier auf den Höhen sind es Tränen.
Hier bricht's hervor.

Ich möcht' mein Haupt hinhalten wie die Berge.
Ich möchte weinen wie die Berge weinen.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Alfred Mombert, Der Denker, Minden in Westf.: J.C.C. Bruns' Verlag, 1901, page 155

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Sitting upon my heights", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-06-11.
Last modified: 2017-05-11 04:31:46
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