Heine's Books of Songs

Heine's Books of Songs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... Heidelberg's great tun. 3 And bring me a bier to match it, Each stout and mighty beam Long as the bridge that crosses By Mainz the broad Rhine-stream. 4 And bring me eke twelve giants, Each stronger in the spine Than even stout St. Christoph In the Minster at Kaln-on-Rhine. S The twelve shall carry this coffin, And sink it in the sea; For such a mighty coffin No meaner grave must be. 6 And know ye why this coffin Is huge and heavy to move? I've laid therein my sorrow, And laid therein my love. THE RETURN HOME 1823-1824 1 1 ON my life so dark and gloomy Once a gentle vision shone; Now, that gentle vision vanished, Night-o'erwhelmed I stand, alone. 2 When on children falls the darkness Round their hearts vague terrors throng, And, their misery to banish, Loudly will they lilt a song. 3 I, a child driven mad, go singing In the darkness even so; Though my songs make dismal music, They have eased my heart of woe. II i IKNOW not if aught it presages, That I so sad should be, A legend from bygone ages Comes drearily haunting me. 2 The air grows cool at eve's onset, I And gently the Rhine flows by; One peak where lingers the sunset Glows red in the evening sky. 3 There sits the wraith of my dreaming, The fairest of maidens fair, Her jewels of gold are gleaming, She combs her golden hair. 4 With a golden comb she combs it, And a song of gramarie She sings, while she combs it, and combs it, A magical melody. 5 It seizes with wildest longing The boatman unawares; Black reefs round his boat are thronging, He sees not, as upward he stares. 6 At last the wild waters upspringing Boat, boatman, whelm--in my thought; And this with her siren singing The Lorelei hath wrought. Ill i MY heart, my heart is gloomy, Though merrily shines the May; I stand and lean on...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236546601
  • 9781236546609