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Nimmer werd' ich, nimmer dein vergessen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nimmer werd' ich, nimmer dein vergessen,
Kühle, grüne Dunkelheit,
Wo mein liebes Mädchen oft gesessen,
Und des Frühlings sich gefreut!

Schauer wird durch meine Nerven beben,
Werd' ich deine Blüthen sehn,
Und ihr Bildniß mir entgegen schweben,
Ihre Gottheit mich umwehn!

Thränenvoll werd' ich, beym Mondenlichte,
In der Geisterstunde Graun,
Dir entgegenzittern, und Gesichte
Auf Gesichte werd' ich schaun;

Mich in manchen Göttertraum verirren,
Bis Entzückung mich durchbebt,
Und nach meinem süßen Täubchen girren,
Dessen Abbild vor mir schwebt!

Wenn ich auf der Bahn der Tugend wanke,
Weltvergnügen mich bestrickt;
Dann durchglühe mich der Feurgedanke,
Was in dir ich einst erblickt!

Und, als strömt' aus Gottes offnem Himmel
Tugendkraft auf mich herab,
Werd' ich fliehen, und vom Erdgewimmel
Fernen meinen Pilgerstab!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Poetische Blumenlese Auf das Jahr 1775. Göttingen und Gotha bey Johann Christian Dieterich, pages 143-144; with Gedichte von Ludewig Heinrich Christoph Hölty. Nebst Briefen des Dichters herausgegeben von Karl Halm. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, 1869, pages 163-164; and 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 165-166.


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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) , "Het lover", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I will never forget you", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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