Die Wetterfahne
The Weathercock

Winterreise A Journey into Winter


The wind toys with the weathercock
Where my love’s people dwell.
My crazed mind wonders, ”Does it mock
Him who runs from Hell?”

He should have noticed sooner;
The sign was in full view,
Then he would not have thought to find
A woman good and true.

The wind plays on the hearts within
As on the roof, but not so loud –
What concern’s my pain to them;
Their girl’s betrothed is rich and proud….