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Ich singe der Kraft, die die Erde erhält

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich singe der Kraft, die die Erde erhält,
Die Schönes mit Schönem geeinet,
Ihr dienen die Götter, ihr beugt sich die Welt,
Ihr Eigenthum ist, was erscheinet.

Ich singe der Macht, die in Blumen erblüht,
Die Samen zu Samen beweget,
Die zart auf den duftigen Wangen erglüht,
Die Herzen im Sturme erreget.

Ich singe dem Gott, der mit schwirrendem Pfeil
Nur endlos Verwirrungen stiftet,
Der Alles bezwinget, zum Fluch und zum Heil
Erwecket, verwundet, vergiftet.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with: Carmen Sylva, Sappho, Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, 1880, page 55.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2014-12-26.
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