"Whither, thou turbid wave? Whither, with so much haste, As if a thief wert thou?" "I am the Wave of Life, Stained with my margin's dust; From the struggle and the strife Of the narrow stream I fly To the Sea's immensity, To wash from me the slime Of the muddy banks of Time."
Six songs , opus 9
2. The wave  [sung text not yet checked]
- by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882), "The wave", appears in Voices of the Night, first published 1839 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Christoph August Tiedge (1752 - 1841), "Die Welle", appears in Elegien und vermischte Gedichte, in Vermischte Gedichte
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