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Durch den Wald, den dunkeln, geht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Durch den Wald, den dunkeln, geht
Holde Frühlingsmorgenstunde, 
Durch den Wald vom Himmel weht
Eine leise Liebeskunde.

Selig lauscht der grüne Baum,
Und er taucht mit allen Zweigen
In den schönen Frühlingstraum,
In den vollen Lebensreigen.

Blüht ein [Blümlein]1 irgendwo,
Wird's vom hellen Tau getränket,
Das [einsame]2 zittert froh,
Daß der Himmel sein gedenket.

In geheimer Laubesnacht
Wird des Vogels Herz getroffen
Von der [großen Liebesmacht]3,
Und er singt ein süßes Hoffen.

All' das frohe Lenzgeschick 
Nicht ein Wort des Himmels kündet,
Nur sein stummer, warmer Blick
Hat die Seligkeit entzündet;

Also in den Winterharm,
Der die Seele hielt bezwungen,
Ist dein Blick mir, still und warm,
Frühlingsmächtig eingedrungen.


Translation(s): CAT DUT FRE

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1 Mendelssohn: "Blümchen"
2 Mendelssohn: "versteckte"
3 Mendelssohn: "Liebe Zaubermacht"

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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