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Language: German (Deutsch)

Hochmütig, schön und rätselhaft,
Der Mund voll Spott, die Stirn voll Stolz,
Der Blick voll loher Leidenschaft -
Und über deine Schulter hängt
Ein Bündel schweren Lockengolds.

Ich sah dich froh und mienenklar,
Sah dich in Nächten aufgerafft
Aus schwülem Bett mit wirrem Haar,
Ich sah dich hundertfach, doch jedesmal
Hochmütig, schön und rätselhaft.

Translation(s): FRE

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Portrait", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-07-06.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:25
Line count: 10
Word count: 54

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