Can German verbs be used as nouns?
In English, you can sometimes use a present-tense verb as a noun. You could say "something was glimmering," but you could also say "there was a glimmering." It mostly happens in a more poetic context; it's not used much in everyday conversation. Other examples would be "an awakening," "a thundering," "a pouring out." Is there anything similar in German, and if so, how does it work?