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»die zwei parallelen« by christian morgenstern (+)

two parallels (translation)
once went two parallelsout in the infinite,two straight soulsand from a solid home.
they did not want to intersectuntil their peaceful gravethis was, what to say, both’s secret pride and way.
but after ten lightyearsof such common traveling,the lonesome couple feltnot really earthly anymore.
were they still parallels?they couldn’t say, -they were only like two souls flowingtogether through eternal light.
the eternal light permeated them,thus they became one in him;eternity swallowed them,just like two seraphim.

»die zwei parallelen« by christian morgenstern (+)

two parallels (translation)

once went two parallels
out in the infinite,
two straight souls
and from a solid home.

they did not want to intersect
until their peaceful grave
this was, what to say, 
both’s secret pride and way.

but after ten lightyears
of such common traveling,
the lonesome couple felt
not really earthly anymore.

were they still parallels?
they couldn’t say, -
they were only like two souls flowing
together through eternal light.

the eternal light permeated them,
thus they became one in him;
eternity swallowed them,
just like two seraphim.

»unter zeiten« by christian morgenstern (1905) (+)

»unter zeiten« by christian morgenstern (1905) (+)

“fisches nachtgesang/fish’s night song” by christian morgenstern (1905) (+)
from the book “galgenlieder”

“fisches nachtgesang/fish’s night song” by christian morgenstern (1905) (+)

from the book “galgenlieder”

»das große lalula« by christian morgenstern (1905) (+)
[listen to it here]

»das große lalula« by christian morgenstern (1905) (+)

[listen to it here]

»wie sich das galgenkind die monatsnamen merkt« by christian morgenstern (1905)

»galgenkindes wiegenlied« by christian morgenstern (1905)

gallows child’s lullaby
sleep, baby, sleep,there’s in the sky a sheep;the sheep is made of cloud and dewand fights life’s battle just like you.sleep, baby, sleep.
sleep, baby, sleep,the sun eats up the sheep,he laps it from the azure groundwith tongue extended like a hound.sleep, baby, sleep.
sleep, baby, sleep.now it is gone, the sheep.the moon appears and starts to chideher mate who runs, the sheep inside.sleep, baby, sleep.

»galgenkindes wiegenlied« by christian morgenstern (1905)

gallows child’s lullaby

sleep, baby, sleep,
there’s in the sky a sheep;
the sheep is made of cloud and dew
and fights life’s battle just like you.
sleep, baby, sleep.

sleep, baby, sleep,
the sun eats up the sheep,
he laps it from the azure ground
with tongue extended like a hound.
sleep, baby, sleep.

sleep, baby, sleep.
now it is gone, the sheep.
the moon appears and starts to chide
her mate who runs, the sheep inside.
sleep, baby, sleep.

"fisches nachtgesang/fish’s night song" by christian morgenstern (1905)
from the book “galgenlieder”

"fisches nachtgesang/fish’s night song" by christian morgenstern (1905)

from the book “galgenlieder”