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Marie, am Fenster sitzest du

Language: German (Deutsch)

Marie, am Fenster sitzest du,
Du [einfach Bürgerkind]1,
Und siehst dem Spiel der Blüthen zu,
Verweht im Abendwind.

Der [Bürger]2, der vorüber geht,
Er lüftet fromm den Hut.
Du bist ja selbst, wie ein Gebet,
So fromm, so schön, so gut.

Die Blumenaugen seh'n empor
Zu deiner Augen Licht!
Die schönste Blum' im Fensterflor
Ist doch dein Angesicht.

Ihr Abendglocken, grüßet sie
Mit süßer Melodie!
O brech' der Sturm die [Blumen]3 nie,
Und nie dein Herz, Marie!

Translation(s): ENG ENG

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Confirmed with Rudolph Gottschall, Die Göttin. Ein Hoheslied vom Weibe, Hamburg: Hoffmann und Campe, 1853, page 27

1 Jensen: "liebes, süßes Kind"
2 Jensen: "Wandrer"
3 Jensen: "Blume"

Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist by Charles Edward Ives.

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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