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Der Denker

Language: German (Deutsch)

Was sich in Zeiten je begeben,
hab' ich vor aller Zeit gewußt:
es springt der Quell von allem Leben
geheimnisvoll aus meiner Brust.
 
Und als ich in der Schrift gelesen,
erlas ich nur, was ich schon bin;
in Finsternis sind alle Wesen,
doch ich das Licht und ich der Sinn.


Confirmed with Nachgelassene Schriften von Walter Calé. Mit einem Vorwort von Fritz Mauthner, herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Arthur Brückmann, Dritte Auflage, Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1910, page 73, from the section called "Gedichte (1899-1904)."


Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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