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Zu philosophisch

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie geisterhaft im Sinken
Und Steigen ist mein Leben.
Stets seh' ich mich mir winken,
dem Winkendem entschweben.
Ich seh' mich als Gelächter,
als tiefe Trauer wieder,
als wilden Redeflechter;
doch alles dies sinkt nieder.
Und ist zu allen Zeiten
wohl niemals recht gewesen.
Ich bin vergeßne Weiten
Zu wandern auserlesen.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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  • Also set in English, a translation by Bertram Kottmann , title 1: "Overly philosophic", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission by Gary Bachlund.

Text added to the website: 2007-08-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:27
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Word count: 51

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