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Wo des Mondes bleicher Schimmer

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wo [des Mondes bleicher Schimmer]1
Durch der Kiefern Dunkel blickt,
Wo um wildes Felsgetrümmer
Sich die Efeuranke strickt;
Wo des Nebels Todtenschleier
Sich um Herbstgesträuche dehnt;
Wo am trüben Erlenweiher
Dürres Rohr im Winde tönt;

Wo in schwarzen Alpenschlünden
Dumpf der Bergstrom wiederhallt,
Wo, ein Spiel den Abendwinden,
Welkes Laub auf Gräber wallt:
Da, da wandelt, von der Thoren
Eitler Schimmerbühne fern,
Schwermut! der den du erkohren,
Unter Ahndungsträumen, gern.

Da erfüllt ein stilles Sehnen
Nach des Grabes Ruh' sein Herz;
Da ergießt in heissen Thränen
Sich der Seele banger Schmerz,
Und sein Blick durchschaut die trübe
Zukunft ruhig bis ans Grab,
Und es ruft: Gott ist die Liebe!
Jeder Stern auf ihn herab.

Translation(s): FRE

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1 Reichardt: "Wo der Mond mit bleichem Schimmer"; further changes may exist not noted.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs


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    * FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Apaisement", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-02-01.

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