Dan Smith
Michael Ende's "Momo:" in the original German version, what children's rhyme introduces the story?

In the Spanish translation, which I am reading, it opens with "an old Irish children's song:"


En la noche brilla tu luz.

De dónde, no lo sé.

Tan cerca parece y tan lejos. 

Cómo te llamas, no lo sé. 

Lo que quiera que seas: luce, pequeña estrella.


In the English translation, it opens with a familiar children's rhyme:


Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

How I wonder what you are !

Up above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky.

--Jane Taylor (1783-1827)


The Spanish translation is not close to being a translation of this rhyme, and Taylor was English, not Irish.


What poem is used in the original German version?

May 21, 2019 9:56 PM
Dan Smith
Language Skills
English, Spanish
Learning Language
Spanish