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Two butterflies went out at noon

Language: English

Two butterflies went out at noon
And waltzed above a stream,
Then stepped straight through the firmament
And rested on a beam;

And then together bore away
Upon a shining sea, -
Though never yet, in any port,
Their coming mentioned be.

If spoken by the distant bird,
If met in ether sea
By frigate or by merchantman,
Report was not to me.


Translation(s): GER

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , no title, copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:26
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Word count: 63

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Zwei Falter flogen mittags aus

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Zwei Falter flogen mittags aus,
gaukelten überm Bach,
durchtanzten dann das Firmament -
auf Lichtstrahl Rast hernach.

Drauf schwebten sie zusammen fort,
über ein glitzernd’ Meer,
doch wurde nie an einem Port
ihr Kommen je bemerkt.

Ob sie der ferne Vogel sprach,
ob sie auf lichtem Meer
ein Seemann oder Kaufmann traf,
dies drang nie zu mir her.


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Text added to the website: 2018-06-22.
Last modified: 2018-06-22 11:53:05
Line count: 12
Word count: 58