by Christian Morgenstern (1871 - 1914)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Über die tausend Berge
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Über die tausend Berge
sollst du fliegen von Glück und Leid,
über vieltausend Berge
in Deine Ewigkeit --

Lächelnd voll seliger Schmerzen
derer, die drunten gehn,
die unsrer wagenden Herzen
Vogelglück nie verstehn --

Über die tausend Berge
sollst du fliegen von Glück und Leid,
über vieltausend Berge
in Deine Ewigkeit.

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Over a thousand mountains
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Over a thousand mountains 
You shall flee from joy and sorrow,
Over many thousands of mountains,
For your eternity.

Smiling, full of blessed pain
For those who walk below,
Who will never understand the avian joy 
Of our adventurous hearts.

Over a thousand mountains 
You shall flee from joy and sorrow,
Over many thousands of mountains,
For your eternity.

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