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Die Möve

Language: German (Deutsch)

In hoher Luft die Möve zieht
Auf einsam stolzen Wegen, 
Sie wirft mit todesmuth'ger Brust 
Dem Sturme sich entgegen.

Er rüttelt sie, er zerrt an ihr
In grausam wildem Spiele --
Sie weicht ihm nicht, sie ringt sich durch,
Gradaus, gradaus zum Ziele.

O laß mich wie die Möve sein,
Wie auch der Sturm mich quäle,
Nach hohem Ziel, durch Kampf und Noth:
Gradaus, gradaus, o Seele!

Note: [sic] for the word "Möve"

Confirmed with Anna Ritter, Gedichte, Neunte Auflage, Stuttgart: J.G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Nachfolger, 1900, page 76.

Submitted by 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)

Text added to the website: 2019-05-09 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-09 08:12:41

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