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An die Bienen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wollt ihr wissen, holde Bienen, 
Die ihr süße Beute liebt, 
Wo es mehr, als hier im Grünen,
Honigreiche Blumen gibt? 
Statt die tausend auszunippen,
Die euch Florens Milde beut,
Saugt aus Amaryllis' Lippen
Aller tausend Süßigkeit. 

Florens schöne Kinder rötet 
Nur der Frühlingssonne Licht;
Amaryllis' Blumen tötet 
Auch der strenge Winter nicht. 
Kurze Labung nur gewähret, 
Was die Tochter Florens beut;
Aber kein Genuß verzehret
Amaryllis' Süßigkeit. 

Eins, nur eins sei euch geklaget!
Eh ihr auf dies Purpurrot 
Eure seidnen Flügel waget, 
Hört, ihr Lieben, was euch droht!
Ach, ein heißer Kuß hat neulich
Die Gefahr mir kund gemacht.
Nehmt die Flügel, warn' ich treulich,
Ja vor dieser Glut in acht!

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Submitted by John Versmoren


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