by Christian Morgenstern (1871 - 1914)

Blödem Volke unverständlich
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Blödem Volke unverständlich
treiben wir des Lebens Spiel.
Gerade das, was unabwendlich,
fruchtet unserm Spott als Ziel.

Magst es Kinder-Rache nennen
an des Daseins tiefem Ernst; -
wirst das Leben besser kennen,
wenn du uns verstehen lernst.

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


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Last modified: 2014-08-25 01:26:44
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