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Language: German (Deutsch)

[Wann]1 die Lämmer wieder springen,
Lerchen jubeln, Rosen glühn,
Muß das kränkste Herze singen
Und im Welken noch erblühn.
Wer in bangen Lebensschmerzen
Einsam jetzt die Straße [geht]2,
Singet selbst aus düstrem Herzen,
Wie ein Lied aus Wolken [weht]3.
Wer verbannt, das Aug' in Tränen,
Jetzt im fremden Lande zieht,
Durch betaute Blumen tönen
Läßt [der seiner]4 Heimat Lied.
Flüsse, Saaten, tönend wallen;
Aus dem fernsten [Himmel blau]5
Weht ein Singen, lieblich Schallen,
Über Wald und helle Au.
Alter Gram, nun zeuch von hinnen,
Fülle nicht dies Herze bang!
Strömet ein von Himmelszinnen
Morgenrot und Lustgesang.

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, pages 72-73

1 Raff, Schneider: "Wenn"
2 Raff: "flieht"
3 Raff: "zieht"
4 Raff: "er jetzt der"
5 Raff: "Himmelsblau"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Spring morning", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-06-24 00:00:00.

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