by Karl Busse (1872 - 1918)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Ich und du
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Rebhahnruf und Glockenlaut,
Ich und du im Heidekraut.

Wandernde Marienseide
Macht den Kuppler für uns beide.

Weiße Fäden uns umschlingen,
Glocken läuten, Glocken klingen,

Immer leiser, immer linder,
Ich und du -- zwei Sonntagskinder.

Confirmed with Neue Gedichte von Carl Busse, Stuttgart, Verlag der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1896, page 11.


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  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "You and I", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Moi et toi", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-04
Line count: 8
Word count: 33

Moi et toi
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Le cri de la perdrix et le son des cloches,
Moi et toi dans la bruyère.

Les fils de soie de Marie qui flottent
Forment un lien entre nous deux.

Des fils blancs nous enlacent,
Les cloches sonnent, les cloches résonnent,

Toujours délicatement, toujours doucement,
Moi et toi -- deux enfants, sous une bonne étoile.


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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-05
Line count: 8
Word count: 54