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Language: German (Deutsch)

Mag immerhin der Strom entgleiten,
Der meines Lebens Kahn entführt,
Indes der Bord der Jugendzeiten
Sich mir in Fernungsduft verliert.

Zwei Töchter der Erfahrung stiegen
In meinen Kahn, und weichen nie:
Verklärten Schmerz in trüben Zügen,
Süßlächelnde Melancholie.

Die andre, die mit leisem Dämpfer
Der Seele Saiten reiner stimmt,
Ergebung, die geprüfte Kämpfer
In ihres Schilds Umschattung nimmt,

Wann jene tief in meine Laute
Nach rührenden Akkorden greift;
Ruft die, der höhern Welt Vertraute:
Getrost, auch deine Palme reift!

Still seh' ich, wie zu seiner Mündung
Des Lebens Wellenspiel mich reißt.
Erhöht die Schwermut die Empfindung,
So hebt Ergebung meinen Geist.

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2008-07-01 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:45

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Word count: 101

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