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Stummsein der Liebe

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wohl neigt nach goldner Sonne
Sich stumm die Blum' der Au,
Doch spricht von ihrer Wonne
Im Kelch der helle Tau.

Halt' ich dich Lieb' umwunden,
Gedrückt ans Herze ganz,
Schweigt Lippe fest gebunden
Spricht nur des Auges Glanz.

Ein armes Herz entschlagen
So plötzlich aller Pein,
O Liebe! kann nichts sagen,
Das kann nur stille sein.

Translation(s): ENG

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K. Becker sets stanzas 1-2

Confirmed with Kerners Werke, Zweiter Teil, Gedichte, ed. Raimund Pissin, Berlin, Leipzig, Wien, Stuttgart: Deutsches Verlagshaus Bong & Co., 1914, page 59

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Love's muteness", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-06-07.
Last modified: 2016-07-29 13:25:19
Line count: 12
Word count: 57

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