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Das verirrte Wölkchen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein Wölkchen irrt am Himmel hin,
Verloren und verlassen,
Der Mond sucht's mit der Strahlenhand 
Am Kleidchen zu erfassen.

Das Wölkchen aber läuft und läuft,
Der Sinn ist ihm verwirret, 
Hat spielend sich vom rechten Weg 
Schon viel zu weit verirret. 

Nur wie ein Pünktchen seh' ich's noch 
Am Horizonte wallen,
Das Herz steht mir in Bangen still --
Mir ist, als sah' ich's fallen!

Confirmed with Anna Ritter, Gedichte, Einundzwanzigste Auflage, Stuttgart und Berlin: J.G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Nachfolger, 1905, page 132.

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 08:02:44

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