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Ich hab' in mich gesogen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich hab' in mich gesogen
Den Frühling treu und lieb,
Daß er, der Welt entflogen,
Hier in der Brust mir blieb.

Hier sind die blauen Lüfte,
Hier sind die grünen Aun,
Die Blumen hier, die Düfte,
Der blühnde Rosenzaun.

[Und hier am Busen lehnet
Mit süßem Liebesach,
Die Liebste, die sich sehnet
Den Frühlingswonnen nach.]1

Sie lehnt sich an, zu lauschen,
Und hört in stiller Lust
Die Frühlingsströme rauschen
In ihres Dichters Brust.

Da quellen auf die Lieder
Und strömen über sie
Den [vollen]2 Frühling nieder,
Den mir der Gott verlieh.

Und wie sie, davon trunken,
Umblicket rings im Raum,
[Blüht auch]3 von ihren Funken
Die Welt, ein Frühlingstraum.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gesammelte Gedichte von Friedrich Rückert. Mit Königl. Würtembergischem Privilegium gegen den Nachdruck. Erlangen Verlag von Carl Heyder. 1834, page 191; and with Urania. Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1823. Neue Folge, fünfter Jahrgang. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus. 1823, pages 301-302.

1 Rückert (Urania 1823):
Die Liebste, die sich sehnet,
Den Frühlingswonnen nach,
An meinem Busen lehnet
Mit süßem Liebesach.
2 Schumann: "vollsten"
3 Rückert (Urania 1823): "Erblüht"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ik heb mij ingezogen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I have drunk in", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Je me suis tant abreuvé", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Ik heb mij ingezogen

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Ik heb mij ingezogen
De lente, trouw en fijn,
Dat zij, de aard' ontvlogen,
Nog in mijn borst zou zijn.
Hier zijn de hemelkleuren,
Hier velden, groen en laag,
De bloemen hier, de geuren,
De bloeiende rozenhaag.
En aan mijn boezem vlijt zich,
Met zoete liefdeszucht,
De liefste, die nog hevig
Naar lente verlangt terug.
Zij leunt dicht om te luist'ren
En hoort, gestild haar dorst,
De lentestromen ruisen
Diep in haar dichters borst.
Daar borrelen de lied'ren;
Er stroomt uit die spelonk
De volste lenteweelde,
Die God mij, dichter, schonk.
En als zij, daarvan dronken,
Rondkijkt naar kant en zoom,
Bloeit mede door haar vonken
De aard', een lentedroom.

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