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Auf dem grünen Balkon mein Mädchen

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Spanish (Español)

Auf dem grünen Balkon mein Mädchen
Schaut nach mir durch's Gitterlein.
Mit den Augen blinzelt sie freundlich,
Mit dem Finger sagt sie mir: Nein!

Glück, das nimmer ohne Wanken
Junger Liebe folgt hienieden,
Hat mir eine Lust beschieden,
Und auch da noch muß ich schwanken.
Schmeicheln hör ich oder Zanken,
Komm ich an ihr Fensterlädchen.
Immer nach dem Brauch der Mädchen
Träuft ins Glück ein bißchen Pein: 
Mit den Augen blinzelt sie freundlich,
Mit dem Finger sagt sie mir: Nein!

Wie sich nur in ihr vertragen
Ihre Kälte, meine Glut?
Weil in ihr mein Himmel ruht,
Seh ich Trüb und Hell sich jagen.
In den Wind gehn meine Klagen,
Daß noch nie die süße Kleine
Ihre Arme schlang um meine;
Doch sie hält mich hin so fein -
Mit den Augen blinzelt sie freundlich,
Mit dem Finger sagt sie mir: Nein!


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "From her green balcony", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "De son balcon vert", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
Line count: 24
Word count: 141

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From her green balcony

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 From her green balcony my maiden
 gazes down at me through the trellis.
 With her eyes she blinks kindly,
 but with her finger she says: "No!"
 
 Luck, which never lets
 young love unfold without tangles,
 has allotted me a certain joy,
 but aslo a precarious one.
 I hear either endearments or scolding
 when I come to her window shutters.
 It's always the same with maidens:
 a little pain will mingle with happiness:
 With her eyes she blinks kindly,
 but with her finger she says: "No!"
 
 How can she bear
 her coldness and my ardor?
 While my heaven rests in her,
 I see darkness and light chasing each other.
 The wind bears away my wistful cry
 that my sweet darling has never
 clasped me in her arms.
 Yet she holds me off so subtly -
 With her eyes she blinks kindly,
 but with her finger she says: "No!"


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Text added to the website: 2003-11-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
Line count: 24
Word count: 148