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Der Schmetterling

Language: German (Deutsch)

 In des Papillons Gestalt
 Flattr' ich, nach den letzten Zügen,
 Zu den vielgeliebten Stellen,
 Zeugen himmlischer Vergnügen,
 Über Wiesen, an die Quellen,
 Um den Hügel, durch den Wald.

 Ich belausch ein zärtlich Paar;
 Von des schönen Mädchens Haupte
 Aus den Kränzen schau ich nieder;
 Alles, was der Tod mir raubte,
 Seh ich hier im Bilde wieder,
 Bin so glücklich, wie ich war.

 Sie umarmt ihn lächelnd stumm,
 Und sein Mund genießt der Stunde,
 Die ihm güt'ge Götter senden,
 Hüpft vom Busen zu dem Munde,
 Von dem Munde zu den Händen,
 Und ich hüpf um ihn herum.

 Und sie sieht mich Schmetterling.
 Zitternd vor des Freunds Verlangen
 Springt sie auf, da flieg ich ferne.
 "Liebster, komm, ihn einzufangen!
 Komm! ich hätt es gar zu gerne,
 Gern das kleine bunte Ding."

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2004-08-11 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:09

Line count: 24
Word count: 130

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