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Leis auf zarten Füssen naht es

Language: German (Deutsch)

Leis auf zarten Füssen naht es,
vor dem [Schlafen]1 wie ein Fächeln:
Horch, o Seele, meines Rates,
laß dir Glück und Tröstung lächeln-:
Die in Liebe dir verbunden,
werden immer um dich bleiben,
werden klein und große Runden
treugesellt mir dir beschreiben.
Und sie werden an dir bauen,
unverwandt, wie du an ihnen, -
und, erwacht zu Einem Schauen,
werdet ihr wetteifernd dienen!

Translation(s): FRE

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Confirmed with Christian Morgenstern, Wir fanden einen Pfad. Gedichte, München: R. Piper & Co Verlag, 1966, page 17, in section I.

1 Ullmann: "Schlafe"

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Doucement, des pieds délicats", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-11-26.
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