by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947)

Gleich und gleich
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG FRE ITA
Ein Blumenglöckchen 
Vom Boden hervor
War früh gesprosset
In lieblichem Flor;
Da kam ein Bienchen
Und naschte fein: --
Die müssen wohl beide 
Für einander sein.

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Like to like", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "Two equals", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "L'une pour l'autre", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "L'una per l'altra", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
Line count: 8
Word count: 25

Two equals
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
A little campanula
Had from its soil
Sprung up early
Into a lovely display;
There came a little bee
Which supped sweetly:
They must have been
Made for each other.

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Text added to the website: 2010-02-02 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:33
Line count: 8
Word count: 30