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Das Gras

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Ein Kind sagte: Was ist das Gras?
Und pflückte es mir
Mit vollen Händen.
Wie konnt ich dem Kinde antworten?
Ich weiß nicht besser,
als das Kind, was es ist.
Ich glaube, es muß die Flagge meines Wesens sein,
gewoben aus hoffnungsgrünem Stoff.
Oder ich glaube, es ist das Taschentuch Gottes,
Eine duftende Gabe und Andenken,
mit Absicht fallen gelassen,
Mit dem Namen des Eigentümers in einer der Ecken,
so daß wir schauen und fragen mögen: Wem gehörts?

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


Based on

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: 2008-06-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:31

Line count: 13
Word count: 78

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