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Am Strom

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der [Fluß]1 glitt einsam hin und rauschte,
Wie sonst, noch immer, immerfort,
Ich stand am Strand gelehnt und lauschte,
Ach, was ich [liebt']2, war lange fort!
Kein Laut, kein Windeshauch, kein Singen
Ging durch den weiten Mittag schwül,
Verträumt die stillen Weiden hingen
Hinab bis in die Wellen kühl.

Die waren alle wie Sirenen
Mit feuchtem, langem, grünem Haar,
[Und]3 von der alten Zeit voll Sehnen
Sie sangen leis und wunderbar.
Sing, Weide, singe, grüne Weide!
Wie Stimmen aus der Liebsten Grab
Zieht mich dein heimlich Lied voll Leide
Zum Strom von Wehmut mit hinab.

Translation(s): FRE

List of language codes

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1 Franz: "Strom"
2 Franz: "liebte"
3 Franz: "Ach"

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Au bord du fleuve", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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