by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Grün ist der Jasminenstrauch
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Grün ist der Jasminenstrauch
Abends eingeschlafen,
Als ihn mit des Morgens Hauch
[Sonnenlichter]1 trafen,
Ist er schneeweiß aufgewacht:
"Wie geschah mir in der Nacht?"
Seht, so geht es Bäumen,
Die im Frühling träumen.

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1 Dressler: "Sonnenstrahlen"

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Groen is de jasmijnestruik", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Jasmine bush", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:48
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Jasmine bush
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Green is the jasmine bush
 as evening comes in to sleep;
 but when morning's breath
 meets the sun's light,
 it awakens and becomes snow-white:
 "What happened to me in the night?"
 See: this is how it goes with trees,
 as they dream in Spring.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:48
Line count: 8
Word count: 45