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Ich sah als Knabe Blumen blühn

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich sah als Knabe Blumen blühn -
Ich weiß nicht mehr, was war es doch?
Ich sah die Sonne drüber glühn -
Mich dünkt, ich seh' es noch.

Es war ein Duft, es war ein Glanz,
Die Seele sog ihn durstend ein.
Ich pflückte sie zu einem Kranz - 
Wo mag er blieben sein?

Ich such' an jedem Blümchen nach
Um jenen Schmelz, um jenes Licht,
Ich forsche jeden Sommertag -
Doch solche find' ich nicht.

Ihr wußtet nimmer, was ich trieb?
Ich suchte meinen alten Kranz.
Er war so frisch, so licht, so lieb -
Es war der Jugendglanz.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Homesickness III", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Nostalgia III", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Mal du pays III", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Heimwee III", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:31

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Homesickness III

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

As a boy, I saw flowers blooming -
I don't know any longer - what was it then?
I saw the sun glowing above -
It seems to me I see it yet.

There was a fragrance, there was a radiance;
My soul drank it thirstily in.
I plucked them and made a wreath -
Where can it be?

I seek now on every blossom
For that certain sheen, that certain light -
I search every summer's day,
Yet I have found no such thing.

You never knew what I was doing?
I was searching for my old wreath.
It was so fresh, so light, so lovely -
It was the luster of youth.


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Word count: 114