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Hätt' eine Höhl' ich am Strand

Language: German (Deutsch)

Hätt' eine Höhl' ich am Strand fern und wild,
Wo der Wind heult, wo die Woge laut brüllt,
  Dort, mein Herz, weintest du,
      Suchtest verlorne Ruh,
          Gram schlöß' die Augen zu,
Ewig gestillt.

Falschestes Weib, o sag an mir, wo sind
Alle die Schwüre dein, leicht wie der Wind?
  Eile zum Buhlen dein!
      Magst dich des Meineids freu'n!
          Dann blick' in's Herz hinein,
Ob Ruh es find't!

Submitted by Sharon Krebs


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