Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Heinrich Heine

"Ein Fichtenbaum steht einsam"

A lonely pine is standing
      In the North where high winds blow.
He sleeps; and the whitest blanket
      wraps him in ice and snow.

He dreams—dreams of a palm-tree
      that far in an Orient land
Languishes, lonely and drooping,
      Upon the burning sand.


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