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Wenn du willst im Menschenherzen

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Wenn du willst im Menschenherzen]1
Alle Saiten rühren an,
[Stimme]2 du den Ton der Schmerzen,
Nicht den Klang der Freuden an.

Mancher ist wohl, der erfahren
Hat auf Erden [keine]3 Lust,
Keiner, der nicht still bewahren
Wird ein Weh in seiner Brust.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Friedrich Rückert, Neue Auswahl, Zwei und zwanzigste Auflage, Frankfurt am Main, J. D. Sauerländer's Verlag, 1886, page 9.

1 André: "Wenn du willst bei Menschen Herzen"; further changes may exist not noted above. Platz: "Willst du in dem Menschenherzen"
2 Platz: "Schlage"
3 Platz: "wenig"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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