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@DrKassandraPari Nebenbei: #WilhelmBusch hat (kurz vor seinem Tod) ein Gedicht mit dem Titel "Schein und Sein" geschrieben, von dem ein #Autograph sich erhalten hat und unten reproduziert ist. Es lautet:

"
Schein und Sein
Mein Kind, es sind allhier die Dinge,
Gleichviel, ob große, ob geringe,
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@DrKassandraPari ..
Im Wesentlichen so verpackt,
Dass man sie nicht wie Nüsse knackt.

Wie wolltest du dich unterwinden,
Kurzweg die #Menschen zu ergründen.
Du kennst sie nur von außenwärts.
Du siehst die Weste, nicht das Herz.
"
My #prose #translation:

' Semblance and Being
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@DrKassandraPari ..
My child, here [on earth], things (no matter whether large or small) are essentially packaged in such a way that they cannot be cracked open like nuts. How would you pull off the feat of quickly knowing people's character. You only know them from the outside.
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@EmilyHobhouse_ For completeness, I take the liberty to add a version of this beautiful poem as it was printed during Eichendorff's lifetime (1788-1857): this is a photographic reproduction of an 1843 edition of Eichendorff's poems (I also confirm that the above version agrees with this one):
@EmilyHobhouse_ For more completeness, I add a scanned version of Eichendorff's 1810 "Gebet". The poetic meter is #trochaictetrameter, perfect in the first stanza, sometimes katalectic in the latter three stanzas. The pattern of catalecticity is EQUAL in all three catalectic stanzas though, so..
@EmilyHobhouse_ .. the poem still has a very regular form and feeling.

In full, the metric patterns (to my mind) is the following:..
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