by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Geschlossene Flügel
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Und alles blüht ringsum und alles lacht,
Nur meine Flügel blieben mir geschlossen,
Doch hinterm Stacheldraht die Maienpracht
Blüht auch für mich, drum harr' ich aus entschlossen!


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Folded wings", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 4
Word count: 27

Folded wings
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
And everything blooms all around and everything laughs,
Only my wings remain folded,
Yet, behind the barbed wire the glory of May
Blooms for me as well, therefore I abide resolutely!


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This text was added to the website: 2014-12-10
Line count: 4
Word count: 31