by Julius Wolff (1834 - 1910)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

An meiner Thüre du blühender Zweig
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
"An meiner Thüre du blühender Zweig
Frühe beim Morgenrothe,
Bist mir ein lieblicher Fingerzeig,
Sehnender Freundin Bote.

Tausendmal segn' ich den flüchtigen Fuß,
Der mit schüchternem Wagen
Dich als thaufrischen, wonnigen Gruß
Mir auf die Schwelle getragen.

Weiß ich es doch, als hätt' ich's gesehn,
Wer dich pflückte vom Strauche,
Wittre in deinem Dufte ein Wehn
Von ihres Mundes Hauche.

Und ein sinniger, seliger Mann,
Pflanz' ich dich auf am Hute,
Sehen mag dich, wer sehen kann,
Sehen die Hochgemuthe!" 

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This text was added to the website: 2007-08-14
Line count: 16
Word count: 80

At my door, you blossoming twig
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
“At my door, you blossoming twig,
Early in the red of the dawn,
To me you are a lovely indication,
The messenger of my yearning beloved.

A thousand times I bless the fleet foot,
That with shy daring
Carried you as a dew-fresh, delightful greeting
[And placed you] upon my threshold.

I know it as if I had seen it happen,
Who picked you from the bush,
In your scent I discern a wafting
Of the breath of her mouth.

And a thoughtful, blessed man,
I plant you upon my hat,
Then may see you whoever can see,
See the joyful one!”

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Translated titles:
"An meiner Thüre du blühender Zweig" = "Beside my door, you blossoming twig"
"Morgengruss" = "Morning greeting"


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This text was added to the website: 2014-10-21
Line count: 16
Word count: 102