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Über eine Wiege

Language: German (Deutsch) after the German (Deutsch)

Über eine Wiege 
schaukelt ein blauer Schmetterling.
Zwei Händchen langen ihm nach - vergebens.

Über eine Wiege 
schaukelt ein blauer Schmetterling.
Kein Patschen rühret sich, 
das Kind ist tot.
Der Sommervogel ruht sich 
auf den geschlossenen Händchen aus.


Excerpted and adapted from the much longer poem "Schmetterlinge", from the fourth stanza.


Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel

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