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Vergißmeinnicht in einer Waffenschmiede

Language: German (Deutsch)

Vergißmeinnicht in einer Waffenschmiede --
was haben die hier zu tun?
Sollte heimlich der Friede
hinterm Hause am Bache ruhn?
[Laut hallen]1 die Hämmer in hartem Takt:
Angepackt, angepackt,
die Arbeit muß zu Ende!
Und das Eisen glüht, und das Wasser zischt;
und wenn der Schwalch die Flamme auffrischt,
glänzen die schwarzen Hände.
Aber manchmal blickt ein rußig Gesicht
still nach dem himmelblau blühenden Strauß.
Dann scheints, eine Stimme singt hinterm Haus:
vergiß mein nicht!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with: Richard Dehmel Gesammelte Werk in drei Bänden, Erster Band, Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1913, pages 142-143.

1 Rössler: "Dumpf fallen"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs


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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Forget-me-not", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2015-04-09.
Last modified: 2015-04-09 20:44:05
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