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Poesie ist tiefes Schmerzen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Poesie ist tiefes Schmerzen,
Und es kommt das echte Lied
Einzig aus dem Menschenherzen
Das ein tiefes Leid durchglüht.

[Doch die höchsten Poesien
Schweigen wie der höchste Schmerz,
Nur wie Geisterschatten ziehen
Stumm sie durchs gebrochne Herz.]1


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Text added to the website: 2008-06-16 00:00:00.

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Poesy

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Poesy is deepest anguish,
Only can the sad heart sing,
Which, by sorrow pierced, doth languish;
'Tis from woe true song doth spring.

Highest Poesy mute sitteth,
Silent as Pain's fatal dart,
Like a spiritshade it flitteth,
Dumbly through the broken heart.


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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: 2008-08-20 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:51

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