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by Detlev von Liliencron (1844 - 1909)

Über eine Wiege
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Über eine Wiege 
schaukelt ein blauer Schmetterling.
Zwei Händchen langen ihm nach - vergebens.

Über eine Wiege 
schaukelt ein blauer Schmetterling.
Kein Patschen rühret sich, 
das Kind ist tot.
Der Sommervogel ruht sich 
auf den geschlossenen Händchen aus.

Excerpted and adapted from the much longer poem "Schmetterlinge", from the fourth stanza.

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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):

Researcher for this text: Peter Donderwinkel

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 9
Word count: 38