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Der volle Mond steigt aus dem Meer...

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

Der volle Mond steigt aus dem Meer herauf,
das Wasser liegt so stille wie eine Wiese aus Silber da.
O wundervolle Nacht.
In einem Boote liegen junge Freunde beisammen, 
trinken Wein aus dünnen Schalen und blicken zu den zarten Wolken auf,
die ober dem Gebirg, vom Mond beglänzt, hinwandeln wie ein Reigen.
Einige der Knaben flüstern...
Dieses sei die Schar der schönen weißen Gattinen des Kaisers.
Doch einer, wohl ein Dichter, spricht:
O Freunde, es sind die Schwäne aus der andern Welt.

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Die chinesische Flöte. Nachdichtungen chinesischer Lyrik, Band 1, YinYang Media Verlag. ISBN 3-9806799-5-0.

Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel


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