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Leise sinkt der Abend nieder

Language: German (Deutsch)

Leise sinkt der Abend nieder
bringt die Gegenwart zur Ruh --
rausche denn bewegter Flieder
sing' von alter Zeit mir zu.

Bring sie all' die holden Tage
holde Nächte wieder vor. 
Ganz wie fremde Wundersage,
trifft es mein berauschtes Ohr!

Kehrte heut' der Tag nicht wieder
der zu erst mich froh gemacht!
sinke drauf wie damals nieder
himmlisch friedensvolle Nacht!

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitter's note: This text was never published and there is no title on the poetry manuscript. Josephine Lang's title is actually the date on which the poem was written. It's a very significant day, however, because it was the anniversary of their first meeting four years earlier.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The First of July", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-06-25.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:45
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