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Nun liegt die Welt umfangen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nun [liegt]1 die Welt umfangen
Von starrer Winternacht,
Was frommt's, daß am Kamin ich
Entschwund'ner Lieb gedacht?

Das Feuer will erlöschen,
Das letzte Scheit verglüht,
Die Flammen werden Asche,
Das ist das End vom Lied,

Das End vom alten Liede,
Mir fällt kein neues ein,
Als Schweigen und Vergessen --
Und wann vergäß' ich dein?

Translation(s): ENG

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-09-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:01
Line count: 12
Word count: 54

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