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Language: German (Deutsch)

Grau krochen Tage, ohne Glanz,
lange Tage, viele Tage.
Wir waren beide krank und grau,
die wir uns trafen in glanzlosen Tagen.
Da frug sie wohl ängstlich,
das scheue Kind:
"Sage - sage!
Wieweit [sic] ist's bis zur Sonne?"

Und einmal neigte ich über sie,
küßte lächelnd ihre Stirn,
sprach aus Träumen:
"Du bist ja selber die Sonne" ...

Wild umschlang sie mich, stolz und glühend:
"So will ich dir leuchten
wie die Sonne!"

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Alfred Mombert, Tag und Nacht, Zweite, veränderte Auflage, Minden i. W.: J.C.C. Bruns, 1902, page 40

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


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

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

Text added to the website: 2013-06-06.
Last modified: 2017-02-04 12:19:27
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Word count: 74

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