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Das Meer

Language: German (Deutsch)

   Ewig ewig ewig braust das Meer . . .

   Und wir lagen in [festverschlossenem]1 Haus
[lachend]2 geschmiegt Brust an Brust,
dachten nicht mehr an das Meer,
das ewig ewig ewig braust.
Und [lachend geschmiegt]2 schliefen [wir]2 ein.
Da in der Nacht weckt mich das Weib
zitternd mit [aufgerissenem Aug']3:
"Mann, Mann, [siehst du]4das Schiff,
das kämpfende Schiff auf brausendem Meer?"
Wir stoßen den Laden auf --
Das Meer . . .

   Ewig ewig ewig braust das Meer.


Translation(s): CZE ENG

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Confirmed with Alfred Mombert, Tag und Nacht. Gedichte, Heidelberg: Verlag von J. Hörning, 1894, page 89

1 Vycpálek: "festverschloss'nem"
2 omitted by Vycpálek
3 Vycpálek: "aufgeriss'nem Auge"
4 Vycpálek: "sieh"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Harry Joelson

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The sea", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2017-05-11 21:53:44
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