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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 [Guest Editor]


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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