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Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich pflückte eine kleine Pfirsichblüte
Und brachte sie der schönen jungen Frau,
Die Lippen hat -- o! rosiger, beim Himmel,
Und zarter als die feinsten Pfirsichblüten.

Und eine schwarze Schwalbe fing ich ein
Und brachte sie der schönen jungen Frau,
Die Augenbrauen hat, so schlank und dunkel
Wie einer Schwalbe schlankes Flügelpaar.

Am andern Tage war die Pfirsichblüte
Verwelkt, die Schwalbe aber war entflohn,
Entflohn in jene fernen blauen Berge,
Wo der Genius der Pfirsichblüten wohnt.

Jedoch der Mund der schönen jungen Frau
Blieb süß und rosig, wie er voher glänzte,
Und ihrer Augenbrauen Flügelpaar
Flog nicht davon und ziert sie immerzu.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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

Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti


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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Cadeaux d'amoureux", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Gifts of Love", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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