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Language: German (Deutsch) after the German (Deutsch)

Drum wie die Staren
Mit Freudengeschrei,
Wenn im Olivenland,
In liebenswürdiger Fremde
Im Tal Die Sonne sticht,
Und das Herz der Erde tuet
Sich auf (...)und wo (...)
Gastfreundlich die Schwellen sind,
An blütenbekränzter Strass'.
Sie spüren nämlich die Heimat. (...)
Wenn aber
Die Luft sich bahnt,
Und ihnen machet wacker
Scharfwehend die Augen der Nordost,
Fliegen sie auf.

Translation(s): FRE

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Fragment", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-06-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:25
Line count: 15
Word count: 59

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Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Tout autour les étourneaux
Avec des cris de joie,
Quand au pays des oliviers,
Dans cette agréable terre étrangère,
Dans la vallée où le soleil fait mal,
Et le cœur de la terre
Fleurit (...) où (...)
Les maisons sont accueillantes,
Dans les rues décorées de fleurs.
Ils sentent en effet la patrie. (...)
Mais quand
L'air se fraie un chemin,
Et rend honnêtes
Leurs yeux par le vent du nord-est cinglant,
Ils s'envolent au loin.

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Text added to the website: 2012-10-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:05
Line count: 15
Word count: 76