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Siehst du den Stern im fernsten Blau

Language: German (Deutsch)

Siehst du den Stern im fernsten Blau,
Der [zitternd]1 fast erbleicht?
Sein Licht braucht eine Ewigkeit,
Bis es dein Aug' erreicht!

Vielleicht vor tausend Jahren schon
Zu Asche stob der Stern,
Und doch [sehn seinen lieblichen]2 Schein
[Wir dort noch]3 still und fern.

Dem Wesen solchen Scheines gleicht,
Der ist und doch nicht ist,
O Lieb', dein anmutvolles Sein,
Wenn du gestorben bist!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Sämtliche Werke von Gottfried Keller: Romane + Erzählungen + Gedichte + Essays + Tagebücher + Briefe, Musaica Books, 2017.

1 Hausegger, Schoeck: "flimmernd"; Sinding: "schimmernd"
2 Hausegger, Schoeck, Sinding: "steht dort sein milder"
3 Hausegger, Schoeck, Sinding: "noch immer"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Caroline Diehl


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

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  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Vois-tu l'étoile", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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