by Christian Morgenstern (1871 - 1914)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Zwei Trichter wandeln durch die Nacht
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Zwei Trichter wandeln durch die Nacht.
Durch ihres Rumpfs verengten Schacht
       fließt weißes Mondlicht
            still und heiter
                auf ihren

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Les entonnoirs", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2008-07-30
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Les entonnoirs
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Deux entonnoirs se promènent dans la nuit.
Par l'étroit goulot de leurs corps
    s'écoule un blanc rayon de lune
        silencieux et serein
            sur leur sentier


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This text was added to the website: 2011-08-26
Line count: 8
Word count: 28