by Karl Friedrich Henckell (1864 - 1929)

Schwebe, du Schmetterling
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Schwebe, du Schmetterling,
Schwebe vorbei!
Leben ist leichtes Ding,
Fühlst du dich frei.

Leben ist Windeshauch,
Welt ist wie Gras,
Säuseln im Haselstrauch,
Elfischer Spaß.

Rot ist das Heidekraut,
Grün ist der Klee,
Himmel, so weit er blaut,
[Goldheller]1 See.

Schwebe, du Schmetterling,
Schwebe vorbei!
Über die Blumen schwing
Hoch dich, juchhei!

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1 Pejačević: "Ein goldner"

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  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Volette, papillon", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2007-07-06
Line count: 16
Word count: 52