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Die rote Rose

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

Am Fenster saß ich trauernd, stumm geneigt
über ein seidenes Kissen, das ich stickte.
Da stach ich mich, und rotes Blut
rann auf die weiße, weiße Rose, die ich stickte,
Und eine rote Rose ward daraus.
Wie dacht ich da an dich, der ferne ist im Kriege!
Und ich dacht, wie auch du dein Blut vergießt,
Und heiße Tränen stürzten mir aus den Augen,
und ich weinte lang.
Hei, jetzt vernahm ich Hufschlag eines Pferdes!
ich sprang empor!  er ist's!
Da fühlt ich, weh', daß es mein Herz war
was so heftig schlug.
Und wieder saß ich, stickte trauernd weiter
und stickte Tränen in das seidene Kissen,
die schimmerten wie wundervolle Perlen
rings um die rote, rote Rose her.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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Text added to the website: 2008-02-19 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:37

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