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Lasker-Schüler, Else: Nun schlummert meine Seele

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Nun schlummert meine Seele (German)

Der Sturm hat ihre Stämme gefällt,

O, meine Seele war ein Wald.


Hast du mich weinen gehört?

Weil deine Augen bang geöffnet stehn. 

Sterne streuen Nacht

In mein vergossenes Blut.


Nun schlummert meine Seele

Zagend auf Zehen.


O, meine Seele war ein Wald;

Palmen schatteten,

An den Ästen hing die Liebe.

Tröste meine Seele im Schlummer.

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Now slumbers my soul (English)

The storm felled trees,

O, my soul was a forest.


Did you hear my cries?

Because your eyes stayed fearfully open.

Stars scattered night

In my forgotten blood.


Now slumbers my soul

Hesitating on tiptoe.


O, my soul was a forest;

Palms shadowed,

On the boughs hung love.

Comfort my soul in its sleep.

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