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Hier ist ein Gipfel, um drauf...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Hier ist ein Gipfel, um drauf einzuschlafen.
Hier schweben leichte Wolken dichtdrüberher,
die feuchten dir die Stirn und heiße Hände.
Und Wasserstürze singen selig in der Tiefe, 
vom Mond durchwühlt.
Besessen hab' ich die Welt. Ich sog alle Feuer
in mich hinein und jedes Glück war mein.

Hier ist ein Gipfel, um drauf einzuschlafen.
Hier ruht der Schlafend-Träumende
zwischen hochgetürmten funkelnden Schätzen;
mitten im Menschlich-Herrlichen.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Alfred Mombert, Der Denker, Minden in Westf.: J.C.C. Bruns' Verlag, 1901, page 177

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

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

Text added to the website: 2007-06-30.
Last modified: 2017-05-16 05:33:09
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Word count: 65

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