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Warum bist du aufgewacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Warum bist du aufgewacht
Erst im Sternenscheine,
Arme Blume? deine Pracht
Blüht nun ganz alleine --
In der Nacht.

Deine Blätter nicken sacht,
Kühle Lüfte wehen;
Sonne, die so golden lacht,
Wirst du nimmer sehen --
In der Nacht.

All die Freuden reich entsacht,
Darfst du nicht erwerben; 
Wo kein Auge dein hat Acht,
Mußt verlassen sterben -- 
In der Nacht.

Auch in meines Herzens Schacht 
Thut solch Blümlein stehen,
Dessen noch kein Aug' gedacht,
Wird wie du vergehen --
In der Nacht.

A. Schoenberg sets stanzas 1-2

Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti


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