by Christian Morgenstern (1871 - 1914)

Pfeift der Sturm?
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG ENG
Pfeift der Sturm?
Keift ein Wurm?
hoch vom Turm?


Es war des Galgenstrickes 
Ende, welches ächzte,
so als ob 
im Galopp 
eine müdgehetzte Mähre
nach dem nächsten Brunnen lechzte,
(der vielleicht noch ferne wäre).

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Nicolaas (Koos) Jaspers) , "Nee!", copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "No!", copyright © 2005
  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "No!", copyright © 2008, (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: 14
Word count: 38