by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Midsummer lullaby
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Silver clouds are lightly sailing
Through the drowsy, trembling air,
And the golden summer sunshine
Casts a glory everywhere.

Softly sob and sigh the billows
As they dream in shadows sweet,
And the swaying reeds and rushes
Kiss the mirror at their feet.


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This text was added to the website: 2003-10-19
Line count: 8
Word count: 43