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Das Alter

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das Alter ist ein höflich Mann:
Einmal übers andre klopft er an;
Aber nun sagt niemand: Herein!
Und vor der Türe will er nicht sein.
Da klingt er auf, tritt ein so schnell,
Und nun heißts, er sei ein grober Gesell.


Translation(s): ENG

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

  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , title 1: "Old Age", copyright © 1989, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-05-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:22
Line count: 6
Word count: 41

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Old Age

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Old Age is a courteous gentleman: 
again and again he knocks. 
But nowadays no one says: come in!
And he doesn't want to be in front of the door. 
So he rings and enters quickly, 
and then people claim he is a coarse fellow.


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Text added to the website: 2009-03-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:10
Line count: 6
Word count: 44