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Und um die Holzbank duftete der Flieder

Language: German (Deutsch)

Weißt du den Abend noch? Die Ulme hing
Die dichten Zweige schützend um uns nieder,
Der Bach schoß glucksend unterm Zaun vorbei
Und um die Holzbank duftete der Flieder.

So süß, so süß! Die laue Nachtluft floß
In weichen Wogen schmeichelnd um die Glieder.
Die Grille zirpte leis im hohen Gras,
Und um die Holzbank duftete der Flieder.

Vom Himmel sank ein Stern in jähem Zug,
Lichtscheue Falter huschten hin und wieder,
Dein Arm umfaßte mich, wir waren jung...
Und um die Holzbank duftete der Flieder.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Anna Ritter, Leipzig: Verlag von A.G. Liebeskind, 1898, page 5

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "And the scent of the lilac wafted about the wooden bench", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Et autour du banc de bois, le lilas embaumait", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-09-24.
Last modified: 2018-02-13 14:04:50
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