Da meine Lippen reglos sind und brennen

by Arnold Schoenberg From Das Buch der hängenden Gärten Op. 15

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Da meine Lippen reglos sind und brennen
German source: Stefan George

Da meine Lippen reglos sind und brennen
Beacht ich erst wohin mein Fuss geriet:
In andrer Herren prächtiges Gebiet.
Noch war vielleicht mir möglich mich zu trennen ·
Da schien es dass durch hohe Gitterstäbe
Der Blick vor dem ich ohne lass gekniet
Mich fragend suchte oder Zeichen gäbe.


Arnold Schoenberg

Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg or Schönberg was an Austrian composer, music theorist, and painter. He was associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School.


Stefan George

Stefan Anton George (12 July 1868 – 4 December 1933) was a German symbolist poet and a translator of Dante Alighieri, William Shakespeare, and Charles Baudelaire. Read more about his life here. Read some of his poetry here in the original…


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