Ligeia und andere Novellen; Sieben Gedichte

By Edgar Allan Poe

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Freude treibt zu schnellerm Drang
Dieses Ringen und das Schwingen
In dem Klang, Klang, Klang --
In dem Klang, Klang, Klang, Klang,
Klang, Klang, Klang --
Dieses Quellen und das Schwellen in dem Klang.


III.

Hört der Feuerglocken Klang --
Bronznen Klang!
Welch ein Aufruhr stürmt daraus so schreckenvoll und bang!
Wie ihr Schreien Schreck entfacht
In durchbebter Luft der Nacht!
Zu entsetzt, um klar zu sein,
Können sie nur schrein, nur schrein,
Ohne Takt
Rufen sie in lautem Lärmen um Erbarmen an das Feuer,
Zanken in verrücktem Toben mit dem tollen tauben Feuer.
Höher, höher, ungeheuer
Springt verlangend auf das Feuer;
In verzweifeltem Bemühn,
Bis zum Mond emporzusprühn,
Sind die Flammen steilgezackt.
O, der Klang, Klang, Klang!
Wie er grauenvoll und bang
Alles schreckt!
Wie er schauert, schallt und braust,
Daß den Lüften bangt und graust,
Wie er aller Orten lähmendes Entsetzen weckt!
Dennoch hört das Ohr sie gut
Durch das Schallen
Und das Hallen:
Ebbe der Gefahr und Flut;
Dennoch nimmt das Ohr es wahr
Durch das Zanken
Und das Schwanken:
Flutet oder ebbt Gefahr --
Durch das Stocken und das

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