At first glance, the text appears very simple. It reminds us of a folk song. The first stanza tells of Heaven and Earth uniting – often interpreted as a bridal kiss. But then irritation already sets in. It says: “It was“– so it is past, distant. Only an echo remains, a reflection.
Then blossoms’ shimmer and dream – rendered unreal by the expression ”as if“. All of it typical ideas of Romanticism.