by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Die Nachtigall auf meiner Flur
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Die Nachtigall auf meiner Flur
Singt: Hoffe du nur! Hoffe du nur!
Die Frühlingslüfte wehen.
Ein Dornenstrauch schlief ein zu Nacht,
Ein Rosenbusch ist aufgewacht,
So mag's auch dir geschehen.
Hoffe du nur!

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The nightingale upon my meadow", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2010-03-01
Line count: 7
Word count: 33

The nightingale upon my meadow
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The nightingale upon my meadow
Sings:  You only keep hoping! Only keep hoping!
The breezes of spring blow.
A thornbush went to sleep at night,
A rosebush awoke,
Thus it might also happen to you.
You only keep hoping!


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This text was added to the website: 2013-10-25
Line count: 7
Word count: 39