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Im Zimmer (1907)

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Sieben frühe Lieder

Im Zimmer

Der liebe Abend blickt so still herein.
Ein Feuerlein rot
Knistert im Ofenloch und loht.
So! – Mein Kopf auf deinen Knie’n. –
So ist mir gut;
Wenn mein Auge so in deinem ruht.
Wie leise die Minuten ziehn! …

In the room

Autumn sunshine.
The lovely evening looks in so silently.
A little red fire
Crackles and blazes in the hearth.
Like this! – With my head on your knees. –
Like this I am content;
When my eyes rest in yours like this.
How gently the minutes pass!
Translations by Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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