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Der Verlust

Language: German (Deutsch)

Gieb mir meine Seele wieder,
Du, der sie gefesselt hält
Am gebrochenen Gefieder,
Einsam, still in deiner Welt.
Gieb mir die Gedanken wieder,
Die sich ewig zu dir wenden,
Ohn' zu ruhen, ohn' zu enden,
Immer wogend auf und nieder.

Alles ist mir untergangen,
Selbst die holde Poesie,
Die mich trostreich sonst umfangen
Und dem Schmerz die Thräne lieh.
Alles ist mir untergangen
Mit dem lieben, süßen Sterne,
Der nun zieht in weiter Ferne,
Und der einzig mein Verlangen.

Als ich hoffte, konnt' ich singen, --
Kann doch Ros' im Winter blüh'n,
Sonne durch die Scheiben dringen,
Ihr verkündend Sommers Glüh'n! --
Doch jetzt kann ich nimmer singen,
Hoffnung, Muth sind mir gebrochen,
Still ist meines Herzens Pochen
Und geknickt die kühnen Schwingen.

Translation(s): ENG

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Note: modernized spelling would change "Gieb" to "Gib" and "Thräne" to "Träne"

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)

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The loss", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-06-17 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-05-01 16:51:00

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Word count: 121

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