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An die Einsamkeit

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sei du mein Trost, verschwiegene Traurigkeit!
Ich flieh' zu dir mit so viel Wunden,
Nie klag' ich Glücklichen mein Leid:
So schweigt ein Kranker bei Gesunden.

O Einsamkeit! Wie sanft erquickst du mich,
Wenn meine Kräfte früh ermatten!
Mit heißer Sehnsucht such' ich dich:
So sucht ein Wandrer, matt, den Schatten.

Hier weine ich. Wie schmähend is der Blick,
Mit dem ich oft bedauert werde!
Jetzt, Tränen, hält euch nichts zurück:
So senkt die Nachttau auf die Erde.

O daß dein Reiz, geliebte Einsamkeit!
Mir oft das Bild des Grabes brächte:
So lockt des Abends Dunkelheit
Zur tiefen Ruhe schöner Nächte.

Translation(s): FRE ITA CAT


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 (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "À la solitude", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Alla solitudine", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * CAT Catalan (CatalĂ ) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "A la solitud", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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