Translation © by Heidrun Beer

Det blinker med perler
Language: Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): GER
Det blinker med perler, et glimmernet 
er lagt over skoven;
skyen har netop for nylig grædt,
nu smiler månen foroven.
Fortrøst dig dog ikke til månens skin,
forvild dig ikke i skyggerne ind;
der vifter den farligste elvervind 
gennem skoven.


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  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Heidrun Beer) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Text added to the website: 2011-08-30 00:00:00
Last modified: 2020-01-07 14:16:00
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Wie blinkende Perlen, ein Glimmer...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Danish (Dansk) 
Wie blinkende Perlen, ein Glimmer scheint
im Wald wie gewoben;
Wolke hat eben noch lange geweint,
der Mond nun lächelt da oben.
Vertraue du nicht auf des Mondes Schein,
verirre dich nicht in die Schatten hinein;
noch ist der gefährliche Elfenreih'n
nicht zerstoben.

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Text added to the website: 2020-01-07 00:00:00
Last modified: 2020-01-07 14:16:12
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Word count: 43