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Die liebe Stelle

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ja, das ist die liebe Stelle,
Wo ich sie zuerst gesehn!
Wie so sanft erklingt die Welle,
Wie so leis die Lüfte wehn!

Jene Felsen, jene Büsche,
Jener Schatten Einsamkeit,
Jener Grotten duft'ge Frische
Mahnt mich an vergangne Zeit.

Alles mahnt mich, Alles zeiget
Mir auf's Neu ein theures Bild,
Und die Seele still sich neiget,
Und der stumme Seufzer quillt.

Jene Felsen stehn gegründet
In der Erde tiefstem Schooß,
Doch der Sonnenglanz entschwindet,
Der mit Rosen sie umfloß.

Und so geht die Blüte nieder,
Im Gesange nur erneut,
Ach, kein Sehnen bringt sie wieder,
Erste Liebe, seel'ge Zeit!

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Liederbuch von Otto Roquette, Stuttgart, Tübingen, J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag: 1852, pages 194-195.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The dear place", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2013-09-25.
Last modified: 2017-09-09 17:14:57
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