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Im Grase

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie sich's so wohl im Grase liegt
Bei Kraut und Blumendüften,
[Wenn über uns ein]1 Vogel fliegt
In goldnen Himmelslüften.

Da kann man wahrlich denken nicht,
Daß man bald liegen werde
Tief unten ohne Sang und Licht
Bei Wurzeln in der Erde.

Man denkt nur an des Himmels Schein
Und an den Vogel drinnen,
Denkt: Gott wird wohl so gnädig sein,
Daß wir auch das gewinnen.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with: Kerners Werke, Zweiter Teil, Gedichte, ed. Raimund Pissin, Berlin, Leipzig, Wien, Stuttgart: Deutsches Verlagshaus Bong & Co., 1914, page 130.

1 Vesque von Püttlingen: "Dieweil ob uns der" (this might be from an earlier edition of Kerner's poem)

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "In the grass", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-06-24.
Last modified: 2015-01-26 16:04:09
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