by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation by August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767 - 1845)

Where the bee sucks there suck I
Language: English 
  Where the bee sucks there [suck]1 I:
  In a cow-slip's [bell]2 I lie;
  There I couch when owls do cry.
  On a bat's back [I do]3 fly
  After [summer]4 merrily,
Merrily, merrily shall I live now
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.

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1 Arne: "lurk"
2 Arne: "bed"
3 Arne: "do I"
4 Arne: "sunset"

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Sommerlied
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Wo die Bien', saug' ich mich ein,
Bette mich in Maiglöcklein,
Lausche da, wenn Eulen schrein,
Fliege mit der Schwalben Reih'n
Lustig hinterm Sommer drein.
  Lustiglich, lustiglich leb' ich nun gleich,
  unter den Blüten, die hängen am Zweig.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2012-03-06
Line count: 7
Word count: 38