Out Of My Own Great Woe

(1893)

"Out Of My Own Great Woe" is the first song of Clara Kathleen Rogers' Six Songs, Op. 27, which is also known as her Browning Songs.

This particular song sets a text of Elizabeth Barrett Browning after a poem by Heinrich Heine (1797-1856).

Aus meinen großen Schmerzen
by Heinrich Heine


Aus meinen großen Schmerzen
Mach' ich die kleinen Lieder;
Die heben ihr klingend Gefieder
Und flattern nach ihrem Herzen.


Sie fanden den Weg zur Trauten,
Doch kommen sie wieder und klagen,
Und klagen, und wollen nicht sagen,
Was sie im Herzen schauten.


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Out of my own great woe
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, after Heinrich Heine


Out of my own great woe
I make my little songs,
Which rustle their feathers in throngs,
And beat on her heart even so.


They found the way, for their part,
Yet come again, and complain,
Complain, and are not fain
To say what they saw in her heart.


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