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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This text was added to the website: 2008-07-30
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Word count: 37