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Language: Dutch (Nederlands)

Een Knaap, 
die op een dag vol zonnelicht 
van twee verleifden las en al hun leed,
hoe zij elkaar beminden 
en hoe wreed een booze Geest hen scheidde
en die 't gedicht verloor,
toen 't half pas uit was 
en niets deed dan zoeken, dag aan dag,
maar vond het niet 
en die toen levenslang dacht
aan 't verdriet des Ridders 
en der Jonkvrouw bitter leed:
Zoo zal ik ook zijn als ik u niet zie,
en zoeken zal ik, waar de zomer is 
en zang van vogelen en zonneschijn; 
maar zoekend zal ik toch niet eenzaam zijn,
want uw beeld zweeft, als in geheimenis,
door aller lied'ren hoogste melodie.

Submitted by John Versmoren


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