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Ein heilig Säuseln, und ein Gesangeston

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein heilig Säuseln, und ein Gesangeston
[Durchzittere]1 deine Wipfel, o Schattengang,
Wo bang' und wild der ersten Liebe
Selige Taumel mein Herz berauschten.

Die Abendsonne bebte wie lichtes Gold
Durch Purpurblüten, bebte wie lichtes Gold
Um ihres Busens Silberschleier;
Und ich zerfloß in Entzückungsschauer.

Nach langer Trennung küsse mit Engelkuß
Ein treuer Jüngling hier das geliebte Weib,
Und schwör' in diesem Blütendunkel
[Ewige]2 Treue der Auserkornen.

Ein Blümchen sprosse, wann wir gestorben sind,
Aus jedem Rasen, welchen ihr Fuß berührt,
Und trag' auf jedem seiner Blätter
Meines verherlichten Mädchens Namen.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludewig Heinrich Christoph Hölty. Besorgt durch seine Freunde Friederich Leopold Grafen zu Stolberg und Johann Heinrich Voß. Hamburg, bei Carl Ernst Bohn. 1783, pages 178-179.

Note: This is the earlier version of Hölty's poem; a later manuscript with the title "An die Apfelbäume, wo ich Laura erblickte" differs in some verses.

1 Schubert, and later Voß editions: "Durchzitt're"
2 Schubert: "Ew'ge"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de appelbomen, waar ik Julia aanschouwde", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To the apple trees, where I glimpsed Julia", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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