Translation © by Emily Ezust

Ich suche durch Mühen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ich suche durch Mühen
Meine Gedanken
Von Dir zu lenken,
Aber sie glühen
Zu Dir ohne Wanken,
Ich muss Dein gedenken!
Wie nach der Sonne verlangen die Reben,
[Verlangt]1 mich's nach Dir, meine Sonne, mein Leben!

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1 Rothschild: "So verlangt"


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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "I seek through labour", copyright © 2012

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This text was added to the website: 2009-04-26
Line count: 8
Word count: 36

I seek through labour
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
I seek through labour
to lead my thoughts
away from you,
but they smolder
on you without wavering:
I must think about you!
Just as vines crave sunlight,
so I crave you, my sun, my life!


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2012 by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website: 2012-11-28
Line count: 8
Word count: 36