by Julius Wolff (1834 - 1910)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Im Grase thaut's, die Blumen träumen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Im Grase thaut's, die Blumen träumen 
Von ihrem bunten Honigdieb,
Und oben flüstert's in den Bäumen:
Schläfst du? schläfst du, mein trautes Lieb? 
Der Mond scheint durch den grünen Wald.
 
Ein Aestlein wankt mit leisem Wiegen,
In dunkler Blätterheimlichkeit
Regt sich, ein Kosen, Schweben, Schmiegen: 
Dir treu, dir treu in Ewigkeit! 
Der Mond scheint durch den grünen Wald.

Nun wird es still in Luft und Zweigen,
Ein wonnig Athmen hebt die Brust,
Dich küßt die Nacht mit süßem Schweigen,
Ruh' aus, ruh' aus von Lieb' und Lust,
Der Mond scheint durch den grünen Wald.

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Dew falls upon the grass, the flowers...
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Dew falls upon the grass, the flowers are dreaming
Of their colourful honey thief,
And above in the trees there is a whispering:
Are you sleeping? are you sleeping, my dear love?
The moon shines through the green woods.
 
A little branch sways in quiet rocking,
In the dark secretiveness of the leaves
There stirs a caressing, wafting, nestling:
Faithful to you, faithful to you for all eternity!
The moon shines through the green woods.
 
Now quiet falls in the air and the branches,
A blissful breath lifts the bosom,
Night kisses you with sweet silence,
Rest, rest, from love and passion,
The moon shines through the green woods.

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Translated titles:
"Der Mond scheint durch den grünen Wald" = "The moon shines through the green woods"
"Im Grase thaut's" = "Dew falls upon the grass"
"Im Grase thaut's, die Blumen träumen" = "Dew falls upon the grass, the flowers are dreaming"
"Frühlingsnacht" = "Spring night"

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