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Language: German (Deutsch)

Funkelnde Felder,
Dunkelnde Wälder
Blitzen und leuchten in sonnigem Tau;
Gaukelnde Weste
Schaukeln die Äste,
Wiegen sich selig auf blühender Auf.

Duftige Matten,
Luftige Schatten
Locken den Wandrer zu laubigem Dach.
Ziehende Schwäne,
Fliehende Kähne
Gleiten so freudig hinunter den Bach.

Sprühende Quellen,
Sprudelnde Wellen
Netzen der Bäume verschlungenen Fuss;
Schmeichelnde Lieder
Dringen hernieder,
Bringen des Frühlings luftklingenden Gruss.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs


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