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Aufgegeben Endreime

Language: German (Deutsch)

Auf dem Berg ein Baum steht astlos,
Auf dem Meer ein Schiff geht mastlos.
Zwischen Berg und Meere lieget
Ein verlaßnes Gasthaus gastlos.
Zwischen Gasthaus, Meer und Berge
Schweift ein irrer Wandrer rastlos.
Baum des Lebens, deine Krone
Welke! denn dein Stamm ist bastlos.
Ei, wenn du der Lust verlustig
Giengest, bist du auch der Last los.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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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 (Gary Bachlund) , title 1: "A Required End Rhyme", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Rime sans", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-05-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:22
Line count: 10
Word count: 57

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A Required End Rhyme

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

On the mountain stands a tree branch-less,
On the sea goes a ship mast-less.
Between mountain and sea lies
an empty guest house guest-less.
Between guest house, sea and mountain
a confused wanderer roams rest-less.
Tree of life, your crown withers
because your trunk is bark-less.
Ay, when you loose your joy,
then are you also burden-less.

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Text added to the website: 2009-03-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:10
Line count: 10
Word count: 57