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Es blühet ein Veilchen auf grünender Au

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es blühet ein Veilchen auf grünender Au,
Von Schwestern und Brüdern verlassen;
Die Wangen, genetzet mit perlendem Thau,
Im Strahle der Sonne erblassen. 

Wie neigt es das Köpchen so traurig und bang,
Wie schliesst es die Äglein so trübe; 
Mir ist es, als dränge zum Ohr mir ein Klang
Von einsam [schmachtender]1 Liebe.

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Confirmed with Heidenröslein. Lieder von Liebeslust und Frühlingsfreud', gesammelt von Dr. Karl Zettel, zweite vermehrte Auflage, Stuttgart: Greiner & Pfeiffer, 1887, page 4; also confirmed with Blüthen und Perlen. Sammlung neuerer und älterer Gedichte ausländischer und einheimischer Dichter, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Im Selbstverlag des Herausgebers [P. F. L. Warns], 1886, page 167, with no author indicated.

1 In Blüthen und Perlen: "blühender"

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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