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Ich schwebe wie auf Engelsschwingen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich schwebe wie auf Engelsschwingen,
Die Erde kaum berührt mein Fuß,
In meinen Ohren hör' ich's [klingen]1
Wie der Geliebten Scheidegruß.

Das tönt so lieblich, mild und leise,
Das spricht so zage, zart und rein,
Leicht lullt die nachgeklung'ne Weise
In wonneschweren Traum mich ein.

[Mein Himmel lebt in meinem Busen,
Der droben ist mir Hekuba,
Im Herzen wohnen meine Musen
Und nimmer in Olympia.]2
Mein schimmernd Aug' -- indeß mich füllen
Die süßesten der Melodien, --
Sieht ohne Falten, ohne Hüllen
Mein lächelnd Lieb' vorüberziehn.



Translation(s): ITA ENG FRE

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1 Reger: "klagen"
2 omitted by Reger and Strauss.

Submitted by Walter Riemer

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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):
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Enrico Magnani) , title 1: "Io fluttuo", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Linda Godry) , title 1: "I float", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Je plane", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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