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Die Äolsharfe in der Ruine

Language: German (Deutsch)

In des Turms zerfallner Mauer
Tönet bei der Lüfte Gleiten
Mit bald halb zerrißnen Saiten
Eine Harfe noch voll Trauer. 

In zerfallner Körperhülle
Sitzt ein Herz, noch halb besaitet,
Oft ihm noch ein Lied entgleitet
Schmerzreich in der Nächte Stille.


Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Kerners Werke, Zweiter Teil, Gedichte, ed. Raimund Pissin, Berlin, Leipzig, Wien, Stuttgart: Deutsches Verlagshaus Bong & Co., 1914, page 75.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The Aoelian harp in the ruins", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2008-06-16.
Last modified: 2014-09-04 11:46:24
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