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Language: German (Deutsch)

Zwei Bäume standen im Wald,
Umsponnen von träumendem Schweigen,
Und strebten sehnend sich zu
Mit knospenden, schwankenden Zweigen.

Sie rauschten leis in der Nacht,
Sie winkten mit blühenden Büschen
Und kamen nie doch sich nah --
Der Hohlweg lag trennend dazwischen.

Ich hab' so oft, ach, so oft.
Im Wald vor den Bäumen gestanden
Und habe der Seelen gedacht,
Die suchend, sich nimmer doch fanden.

Nun brach ein zuckender Strahl
Dem einen die schwellenden Glieder,
Da riß er kraftvoll im Tod
Den glücklos Geliebten mit nieder.

Wie ruh'n so stille die Zwei,
Verschlungen im dämmernden Grunde --
Ein selig, hochzeitlich Lied
Klingt leis durch die blühende Runde.

Confirmed with Anna Ritter, Gedichte, Einundzwanzigste Auflage, Stuttgart und Berlin: J.G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Nachfolger, 1905, pages 111-112.

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: 2019-05-06 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-06 12:40:12

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