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Language: German

Wenn du am Felsenhange standst alleine,
Unten im Walde Vögel seltsam sangen
Und Hörner aus der Ferne irrend klangen,
Als ob die Heimat drüben nach dir weine,

War's niemals da, als riefe dich die Eine, Deine?
Lockt' dich kein Weh, kein brünstiges Verlangen
Nach andrer Zeit, die lange schon vergangen,
Auf ewig einzugehn in grüne Scheine?

Gebirge dunkelblau steigt aus der Ferne,
Und von den Gipfeln führt des Bundes Bogen
Als Brücke weit in unbekannte Lande.

Geheimnisvoll gehn oben goldne Sterne,
Unten erbraust viel Land in dunklen Wogen --
Was zögerst du am unbekannten Rande?

Translation(s): ENG

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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    * ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Meditation on Youth", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-09-09.

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