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Ich habe mich selber belächelt…

Я сам над собой насмеялся…

Ich habe mich selber belächelt,
Verübte an mir Selbstbetrug,
Als ich mir vorstellen konnte,
Es gäb etwas andres, als dich.

Du, Weiße, in Kleidern, weiß-leuchtend,
Wie Göttinnen, strahlend, antik,
Hältst du die kristallene Sphäre
In Händen, die durchsichtig, fein.

Und alle die Meere, die Berge,
Die Erzengel, Blumen, der Mensch –
Sie spiegeln kristallen sich wider
In Jungfrauenaugen, so klar.

Wie seltsam, zu denken, es gäbe
Hier noch etwas andres, als dich
Und daß ich selber nicht nächtlich
Ein Lied, traumlos, wär, über dich.

Über den Schultern ein Leuchten,
Hinter dir blendendes Licht,
Denn Feuersäulen schweben,
Die golden, ein Flügelpaar, sind.

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