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Mein Kind, es sind allhier die Dinge

Language: English

Mein Kind, es sind allhier die Dinge,
[Gleichwohl]1, ob große, ob geringe,
Im wesentlichen so verpackt,
Daß man sie nicht wie Nüsse knackt.

Wie wolltest du dich unterwinden,
Kurzweg die Menschen zu ergründen.
Du kennst sie nur von außenwärts.
Du siehst die Weste, nicht das Herz.


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1 Schneider: "Gleichviel"

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  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , title unknown, copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-03-08.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:55
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