by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Allen Shearer

Die Sonne kommt! Ein Prachterscheinen!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Die Sonne kommt! Ein Prachterscheinen!
Der Sichelmond umklammert sie.
Wer konnte solch ein Paar vereinen?
Dies Rätsel, wie erklärt sich's? Wie?

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  • ENG English (Allen Shearer) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (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: 4
Word count: 21

The sun arrives! A splendid figure!
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The sun arrives! A splendid figure!
The sickle-moon embraces him.
Who could have brought such a pair together?
How can one explain this puzzle? How?

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This text was added to the website: 2010-10-26
Line count: 4
Word count: 25