Nimm einen Strahl der Sonne,
vom Abendstern das Licht,
Die Feuerglut des Aetna,
die aus der Lava bricht -
Du hast, was mich erhellt
und mich erwärmt und mich verklärt, -
Und was mein innres Leben
bis in den Tod verzehrt!
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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
(Charles Fonteyn Manney)
, "Take of the sun its radiance"
, "Ses yeux", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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