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Kind mit den blassen Wangen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Kind mit den blassen Wangen,
Kind mit dem dunklen Haar,
Du sitzest, als wärst du gestorben
Seit manchem lieben Jahr.

Du sitzest als wärst du geformet,
Aus weißem, carrarischem Stein;
Du sitzest, als wärst du gedrechselt
Ans schneeigem Elfenbein.

Ich aber möchte dich sehen
In fliegendem Gewand,
Bei mitternächtiger Ampel
Den Becher in der Hand.

Ich möchte die Wangen sehen
Geröthet von rosiger Glut,
Ich möchte die Lippen sehen
Benetzet von Traubenblut.

Ich möchte die Augen sehen
Aufblitzen kühn und wild,
Ich möchte dich leben sehen.
Du schönes Marmorbild! 

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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: 2011-07-17T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:04:28
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Word count: 89

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