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In meiner Nächte Sehnen (1871) Op. 57 no.5

In meiner Nächte Sehnen

In meiner Nächte Sehnen,
So tief allein
Mit tausend, tausend Tränen,
Gedenk ich dein.
Ach, wer dein Antlitz schaute,
Wem dein Gemüt
Die schöne Glut vertraute,
Die es durchglüht,
Wem deine Küsse brannten,
Wem je vor Lust
All seine Sinne schwanden
An deiner Brust
Wie rasteten in Frieden
Ihm Seel und Leib,
Wenn er von dir geschieden,
Du göttlich Weib!

In my nights of yearning

In my nights of yearning,
so profoundly alone,
with many thousands of tears
I think of you.
Ah, he who beheld your countenance,
he to whom your soul
confided the beautiful glow
that courses through it,
For whom your kisses burned,
who with ecstasy
felt himself swoon
on your breast—
How peacefully he rested then
in body and in soul,
once he had left you,
O divine woman!

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