by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Ein Blumenglöckchen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT 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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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "Two equals", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 25

A little flower‑bell
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
A little flower-bell 
had sprouted early 
from the ground
with a lovely little flourish;
there came a little bee 
and sipped it delicately:
they must have been made 
for each other.

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Translation of title "Gleich und gleich" = "Like to like"

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 31