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Träumen im Winter

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich träumte, Du wärst bei mir,
   Ich hegte Dich still im Herzen;
Von all' meinen Wonnen Dir
   Erzählt' ich und meinen Schmerzen.

Du hieltest mich bei der Hand
   In seligem Liebeskosen,
Und draußen [blühte]1 das Land
   Im Schmucke der Maienrosen.

[Als ich, erwachend, mich fand]2,
   Noch trunken von Deinem Scherzen:
Wie öd' der Winter im Land',
   Wie öd' der Winter im Herzen!


Translation(s): ENG

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1 Rheinberger: "erblüht'"
2 Rheinberger: "Als ich mich erwachend fand"
Note: the poet was a good friend of Rheinberger's wife and must have given him a copy of the poem before it was published.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Dreaming in winter", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-05-19.
Last modified: 2017-05-17 04:43:38
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