by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Michael P. Rosewall

Gab die liebende Natur
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
 Gab die liebende Natur,
 Gab der Geist euch Flügel,
 Folget meiner leichten Spur,
 Auf zum Rosenhügel!

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Gérard Labrunie)
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This text was added to the website: 2010-11-15
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Word count: 17

Were beloved nature
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Were beloved nature,
 The spirit, to give you wings,
 Follow my nimble course,
 Upward to the rosy hills!

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This text was added to the website: 2014-04-19
Line count: 5
Word count: 19