Lina Kromer

1889–1977, Schliengen-Obereggenen

The 'Blue' (hill) did stand...

The ‘Blue’ did stand
long, long afore I’ve been,
he’ll stand, once I, no more,
for ever more, shall be away.

The wind in the trees,
will rustle and blow
and water tumbling somewhere when no one listens.
Leas in full bloom
are dewy still and fair,
when as shadows we’ve
blown on – vanish.


From: “A brother nameless”, 1958.