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Wallest schön, wallest still

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wallest schön, wallest still
Durch das Thal hinab;
Wonnig ist's, am Ufer stehn,
Und da sehn
Deinen Gang ins Thal hinab.

Alles fließt, alles eilt
So dahin, dahin! 
Aber wonnig ist's nicht, stehn,
Und da sehn,
Wie es eilt dahin, dahin! 

Nicht so schön, nicht so still, 
Wie dein Wallen, Fluß!
Ist das menschliche Zergehn:
Stürme wehn;
Gibt Geräusch, und Kummernuß!  -- 

Walle schön, walle still,
Fluß, ins Thal hinab!
Mancher denket, der so geht,
Und da steht:
"Könnt' ich sanft, wie du, hinab" !

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Schweitzersches Museum, fünfter Jahrgang, drittes Heft, Zürich: Orell, Geßner, Füßli und Comp., 1789, page 183. No author identified.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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