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Længsel

Language: Danish (Dansk)

Jeg kunde slet ikke sove
For Nattergalens Røst, 
Som fra de dunkle 
Skove Sig trængte til mit Bryst. 
Jeg aabnede Vinduet stille 
Og stirred i Mulmet hen, 
Og lod hver Elskovstrille 
Mig synge om Dig igjen.

Et Posthorn i det Fjerne, 
Et Suk af Nattens Vind, 
Et Glimt af en eensom Stjerne 
Vakte mit stille Sind; 
Dit Billed sagte hensvæved 
Paa Nattens Baggrund huldt; 
Mit Hjerte zittred og bæved 
Længsel- og smertefuldt.   

Min Tanke jeg Dig sendte, 
Jeg sendte Dig mit Blik; 
Ak, hvor mit Hjerte brændte, 
At intet Svar jeg fik; 
Kun Pust af Nattevinden, 
Fra Grenen hist et Vink, 
Den kolde Dug fra Linden, 
Og Stjernens kolde Blink.

Du tænker vel, jeg har glemt Dig? 
Men troe mig, om Du kan, 
Jeg har i Hjertet gjemt Dig, 
Og skal over Gravens Rand, 
Trods Dødens bittre Kulde, 
Hiinsides Livets Kyst 
Bære dit Navn, det hulde, 
Prentet dybt i mit Bryst.



Translation(s): GER FRE

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Edmund Lobedanz (1820 - 1882) , title unknown FRE
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Langueur", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-16.

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