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Lasker-Schüler, Else: Night Secret (Heimlich zur nacht in English)

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Heimlich zur nacht (German)

Ich habe dich gewählt

Unter allen Sternen.


Und bin wach - eine lauschende Blume

Im summenden Laub.


Unsere Lippen wollen Honig bereiten,

Unsere schimmernden Nächte sind aufgeblüht.


An dem seligen Glanz deines Leibes

Zündet mein Herz seine Himmel an -


Alle meine Träume hängen an deinem Golde,

Ich habe dich gewählt unter allen Sternen.

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Night Secret (English)

I have chosen you

among all these stars.


Am awake, a listening flower

in the buzzing bush.


Our lips long to make honey.

Our shimmering nights are in full bloom.


From your body’s sacred spark

my heart lights its heavens.


All my dreams hang from your gold.

I have chosen you among all the stars.

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