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by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)

Wie ein Greisenantlitz droben
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Wie ein Greisenantlitz droben
Ist der Himmel anzuschauen,
Roteinäugig und umwoben
Von dem Wolkenhaar, dem grauen.

Blickt er auf die Erde nieder,
Müssen welken Blum und Blüte,
Müssen welken Lieb und Lieder
In dem menschlichen Gemüte.

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2008-04-23
Line count: 8
Word count: 36