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Der alte Garten

Language: German (Deutsch)

Kaiserkron und Päonien rot,
Die müssen verzaubert sein,
Denn Vater und Mutter sind lange tot,
Was blühn sie hier so allein?

Der Springbrunn plaudert noch immerfort
Von der alten, schönen Zeit,
Eine Frau sitzt eingeschlafen dort,
Ihre Locken bedecken ihr Kleid.

Sie hat eine Laute in der Hand,
Als ob sie im Schlafe spricht,
Mir ist, als hätt' ich sie sonst gekannt -
Still, geh vorbei und weck sie nicht!

Und wenn es dunkelt das Tal entlang,
Streift sie die Saiten sacht,
Da gibt's einen wunderbaren Klang
Durch den Garten die ganze Nacht.


Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorff, Gedichte, Berlin, Verlag von M. Simion, 1841, page 433.


Submitted by Emily Ezust

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

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: ""Il vecchio giardino" da "Romanze"", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The old garden", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-04-02.
Last modified: 2015-03-08 00:12:01
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