by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)

Der Schmetterling ist in die Rose...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Der Schmetterling ist in die Rose verliebt,
Umflattert sie tausendmal,
Ihn selber aber goldig zart
Umflattert der liebende Sonnenstrahl.

Jedoch, in wen ist die Rose verliebt?
Das wüßt' ich gar zu gern.
Ist es die singende Nachtigall?
Ist es der schweigende Abendstern?

Ich weiß nicht, in wen die Rose verliebt;
Ich aber lieb' euch all:
Rose, Schmetterling, Sonnenstrahl,
Abendstern und Nachtigall.

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The butterfly is in love with the rose", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le papillon est amoureux de la rose", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Ted Perry

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