German Matters Literature Poetry Uncategorized

Blauer Schmetterling -Hermann Hesse

Flügelt ein kleiner blauer
Falter vom Wind geweht,
Ein perlmutterner Schauer,
So mit Augenblicksblinken,
So im Vorüberwehn
Sah ich das Glück mir winken,

Hermann Hesse


A Blue Butterfly

A small blue butterfly flutters,

tossed by the wind;

a frisson of a mother-of -pearl shower.

Glittering, shimmering and passing.

So in an instant glance

or past whisper,

I saw bliss wink at me,

Glittering, shimmering but passing


By penwithlit

Freelance writer and radio presenter

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