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Language: German (Deutsch)

Was treibt mich [hier]1 von hinnen?
Was lockt mich dort geheimnisvoll?
Was ists, das ich gewinnen,
Und was, womit ichs kaufen soll?

Trat unsichtbar mein Erbe,
Ein Geist, ein luftger, schon heran,
Und drängt mich, daß ich sterbe,
Weil er nicht eher leben kann?

Und winkt mir aus der Ferne
Die Traube schon, die mir gereift
Auf einem andern Sterne,
Und will, daß meine Hand sie streift?

Translation(s): FRE

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1 Mendelssohn: "so"; further changes may exist not noted above.

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Sentiment au crépuscule", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-11-21.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:30
Line count: 12
Word count: 67

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