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Sommermittag

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nun ist es still um Hof und Scheuer,
Und in der Mühle ruht der Stein;
Der Birnenbaum mit blanken Blättern
Steht regungslos im Sonnenschein.

[Die Bienen summen so verschlafen]1;
Und in der offnen Bodenluk',
Benebelt von dem Duft des Heues,
Im grauen Röcklein nickt der Puk.

Der Müller schnarcht und das Gesinde,
Und nur die Tochter wacht im Haus;
Die lachet still und zieht sich heimlich
Fürsichtig die Pantoffeln aus.

Sie geht und weckt den Müllerburschen,
Der kaum den schweren Augen traut:
"Nun küsse mich, verliebter Junge;
Doch sauber, sauber! nicht zu laut."


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 in Storm's first version this was "Die Bienen summen wie im Dusel"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "À midi l'été", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Summer's noon", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2008-04-06.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:40
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