Pfeifen des Windes

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Pfeifen des Windes

Contributor: Steven Fawkes

Language of text: German
Type of text: Poem
Author or source: Heine
Intended age of students: Key Stage 2/3
Source reference:

1 Es ragt ins Meer der Runenstein,
2 Da sitz’ ich mit meinen Träumen.
3 Es pfeift der Wind, die Möwen schrein,
4 Die Wellen, die wandern und schäumen.
5 Ich habe geliebt manch schönes Kind                                
6 Und manchen guten Gesellen–
7 Wo sind sie hin? Es pfeift der Wind,
8 Es schäumen und wandern die Wellen.

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