by Karl Stieler (1842 - 1885)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG
Wohl manchen Rosenzweig brach ich vom Pfade
Am grünen Strand,
Es trug der Wind ihn fort an ihr Gestade,
Bis sie ihn fand.

Sie flocht den Kranz sich draus zum Kirchengange --
O holde Noth!
Von meinen Rosen ward ihr Stirn und Wange
So heiß und roth!


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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Rams de roses", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Rose-twigs", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 46

Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Many a rose-twig I broke from the path
By the greenery of the beach,
The wind carried it off to her shore
Until she found it.

She wove a wreath out of it to wear to church --
Oh lovely affliction!
From my roses her brow and cheek became
So warmed and red!


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This text was added to the website: 2014-03-25
Line count: 8
Word count: 52