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Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich kam vor Liebchens Fensterlein,
Tät viele Stunden stehen
Ob nicht im milden Abendschein
Die Liebe wär' zu sehen.

Was fühlt dies Herz?  So Lust als Weh,
Sie kömmt! o süßes Bangen!
Ich sah wohl zitternd in die Höh'-
Da kam der Mond gegangen.

Doch jetzt, doch jetzt, was fühlt dies Herz?
Gewiß! sie ist nicht ferne!
Ich sah wohl zitternd himmelwärts-
Da stunden tausend Sterne.

Dann drüben an dem Fensterlein
Sich mir ihr Bildnis zeigte;
Es war des Himmels Widerschein
Was sich herunterneigte.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Justinus Kerner Werke. Zweiter Teil. Gedichte, ed. Raimund Pissin, Berlin, Leipzig, Wien, Stuttgart: Deutsches Verlagshaus Bong & Co., 1914, page 103.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Serenade", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-05-25.
Last modified: 2015-01-27 11:46:44
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