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Stille Liebe

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich hab dir's nicht geschrieben,
Du hast mir's nicht gesagt,
Daß wir einander lieben,
Nicht haben wir's gefragt .. .
Und dennoch, dennoch ist es mir,
Als glühten für einander wir.

Les' ich's in deinen Blicken,
Fühlst du's am Druck der Hand?
O namenlos Entzücken,
O unsichtbares Band,
Das mich und dich wie Gott und Welt
Im Innersten zusammenhält.

Ich sing's durch alle Gassen:
Nun lieb' ich mich in dir
Und muß mich selber hassen,
Reißt du dich los von mir .. .
Und dennoch, dennoch furcht' ich mich,
Dir zu gesteh'n: ich liebe dich! --



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