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Ein Tropfen fällt ‑‑ es klingt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein Tropfen fällt  --  es klingt
Das Meer nur leise,
Die Stelle wird umringt
Von Kreis' an Kreise. 

Und weiter, immer mehr,
Nun ruht es wieder.  
Wo kam der Tropfe her?
Wo fiel er nieder? 

Es war ein Leben nur
Und nur ein Sterben, 
Und kam, auch eine Spur
Sich zu erwerben.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Neuere Gedichte von Wilhelm Wackernagel, 1832 - 1841, Zürich und Frauenfeld: Ch. Beyel, 1842. Appears in Erstes Buch. 1832, page 45.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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