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Bei der Linde

Language: German (Deutsch)

   Als die Linden trieben,
   Weckte süße Hoffnung
   Neuer Lust entgegen
Meine schlummertrunkne Seele.

   Nun die Linden blühen,
   Ist der Stern erloschen
   Und nach Ruhe zittern
Meine tagesmüden Augen.

   In die weiche Rinde
   Schnitt ich ihren Namen,
   In ihr warmes [Herz]1
Senkt' ich meine junge Liebe.

   Rind' ist hart geworden
   Und der Nam' verwachsen,
   Und ihr Herz [ist kalt]2,
Und die Hoffnung hat gelogen.

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1 Franz: "Herze"
2 Franz: "erkaltet"

Submitted by Harry Joelson


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Text added to the website: 2010-11-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:26
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