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Erwartung

Language: German

Aus dem meergrünen Teiche
Neben der roten Villa
Unter der toten Eiche
Scheint der Mond.

Wo ihr dunkles Abbild
Durch das Wasser greift,
Steht ein Mann und streift
Einen Ring von seiner Hand.

Drei Opale blinken;
Durch die bleichen Steine
Schwimmen rot und grüne
Funken und versinken.

Und er küßt sie, und
Seine Augen leuchten
Wie der meergrüne Grund:
Ein Fenster tut sich auf.

Aus der roten Villa
Neben der toten Eiche
Winkt ihm eine bleiche
Frauenhand.



Translation(s): FRE ENG NOR

Authorship

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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Attente", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Anticipation", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "Forventning", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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