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Der Stern (1918) Op. 69

Part of a series or song cycle:

Fünf kleine Lieder (Op. 69)

Der Stern

Ich sehe ihn wieder
Den lieblichen Stern;
Er winket hernieder,
Er nahte mir gern;
Er wärmet und funkelt,
Je näher er kömmt,
Die andern verdunkelt,
Die Herzen beklemmt.
Die Haare im Fliegen
Er eilet mir zu,
Das Volk träumt von Siegen,
Ich träume von Ruh’,
Die andern sich deuten
Die Zukunft daraus,
Vergangene Zeiten
Mir leuchten ins Haus.

The Star

I see it again
The beautiful star;
It beckons to me,
And would like to draw near;
It warns and it glitters,
The closer it comes,
It dims the others,
Oppresses hearts.
With flowing mane
It hurries towards me,
The people dream of victory,
I dream of peace,
From it the others
Predict the future,
For me it merely
Illumines the past.

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Richard Georg Strauss was a German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is particularly well-known for his operas, Lieder, and tone poems. 

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Carl Joachim Friedrich Ludwig von Arnim (26 January 1781 – 21 January 1831), better known as Achim von Arnim, was a German poet, novelist, and together with Clemens Brentano and Jospeh von Eichendorff, a leading figure of German Romanticism.

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