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Der Kranke

Language: German (Deutsch)

Soll ich dich denn nun verlassen,
Erde, heit'res Vaterhaus?
Herzlich Lieben, mutig Hassen,
ist denn alles, alles aus?

Vor dem Fenster durch die Linden
spielt es wie ein linder Gruß.
Lüfte, wollt ihr mir verkünden,
daß ich bald hinunter muß?

Liebe ferne blaue Hügel,
stiller Fluß im Talesgrün,
ach, wie oft wünscht ich mir Flügel,
über euch hinweg zu zieh'n!

Da sich jetzt die Flügel dehnen,
schaur' ich in mich selbst zurück
und ein unbeschreiblich Sehnen
zieht mich zu der Welt zurück.

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)

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27

Line count: 16
Word count: 82

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