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Glockenblumen, was läutet ihr?

Language: German (Deutsch)

Glockenblumen, was läutet ihr?
Wer ist im Walde gestorben?
Oder wißt ihr, daß heimlich hier
Liebe um Liebe geworben?

Wißt ihr's, wohin auf dem einsamen [Gang]1
Schritt und Gedanken mir streben?
[Glocken]2, ich höre nicht euren Klang,
Seh' euch nur schwingen und schweben.

Lauschenden Blättern denn läutet es aus,
Klinget wie Harfen und Psalmen,
Meldet's im Grünen von Haus zu Haus
Bäumen und Büschen und Halmen.

Liebe macht selig wie nichts in der Welt,
Lachen [könnt']3 ich und weinen,
Glücklichste ich unterm Himmelszelt,
Blumen, -- ich liebe Einen!

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Der wilde Jäger. Eine Waidmannsmär von Julius Wolff, Berlin: G. Grote’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1889, page 67.

1 Greger: "Pfad"
2 Greger: "Blumen"
3 Greger: "möcht'"

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: 2008-01-16 00:00:00.

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