by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

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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Groen is de jasmijnestruik
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Groen is de jasmijnestruik
's Avonds ingeslapen.
Toen haar met de morgenwind
Zonnestralen raakten,
Was zij sneeuwwit, onverwacht:
"Wat gebeurde mij vannacht?"
Zie, zo gaat 't met bomen
Die in 't voorjaar dromen.


  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2012 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Text added to the website: 2012-08-01 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:01
Line count: 8
Word count: 33