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Kann ich im Herzen heiße Wünsche tragen?

Language: German (Deutsch)

Kann ich im [Herzen]1 heiße Wünsche tragen?
Dabei des Lebens Blüthenkränze sehn,
Und unbekränzt daran vorüber gehn,
Und [muß ich traurend nicht in mir]2 verzagen?

Soll frevelnd ich dem liebsten Wunsch entsagen?
Soll muthig ich zum Schattenreiche gehn?
Um andre Freuden andre Götter flehn,
Nach neuen Wonnen bei den Todten fragen?

Ich stieg hinab, doch auch in Plutons Reichen,
[Im Schooß der Nächte]3, brennt der Liebe Glut
Daß sehnend Schatten sich zu Schatten neigen.

Verlohren ist wen Liebe nicht beglücket,
[Und stieg er auch]4 hinab zur styg'schen Flut,
Im Glanz der Himmel blieb er unentzücket.


Translation(s): ENG

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1 Diepenbrock: "Busen"
2 Diepenbrock: "trauernd so nicht in mir selbst"
3 Diepenbrock: " In Orkus' Dunkel"
4 Diepenbrock: "Er wallt umsonst"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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


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