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Das Gespräch

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich sprach zum Morgenrot,
Was glänzest du mit hellem Rosenlicht?
Ich sprach zur Jungfrau schön,
Was kränzest du dein junges Angesicht?
Morgenrot, du einst erbleichen musst,
Jungfrau schön, du einst verwelken musst,
Drum schmücket euch nicht.

Ich schmücke mich, so sprach das Morgenrot,
Mit hellem Rosenlicht,
Ob mir dereinst ein bleiches Schicksal droht,
Das frag' und weiss ich nicht.
Der dem Mond, den Sternen gab den Schein,
Auch gefärbt hat rot die Wangen mein,
Drum traure ich nicht.

Ich schmücke mich, so sprach die Jungfrau schön,
Weil noch mein Frühling blüht.
Soll ich darum in stetem Trauern gehn,
Dass einst die Jugend flieht?
Der beschirmt und hält der Vöglein Nest,
Der die Blumen blühn und welken lässt,
Dem traut mein Gemüt.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs


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