by Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim (1719 - 1803)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Phillis, unter diesen Buchen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
[Phillis]1, unter diesen Buchen
Will ich junge Veilchen suchen;
Komm, und suche sie mit mir!
[Müssen]2 wir in finstern Gründen
Lange suchen, sie zu finden,
Dann so ruh' ich auch mit dir!

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Confirmed with J.W.L. Gleim's Sämmtliche Werke, Erste Originalausgabe aus des Dichters Handschriften durch Wilhelm Körte, Erste Band, Halberstadt, im Büreau für Literatur und Kunst, 1811, page 255.

1 Hindemith: spelled "Phyllis"
2 Hindemith: "Phyllis, müssen"


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "À Phyllis", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "To Phyllis", copyright © 2015

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This text was added to the website: 2005-05-16
Line count: 6
Word count: 32

To Phyllis
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Phyllis, under these beeches
I wish to look for young violets.
Come and search for them with me.
[If]1 to find them 
we must search long in dark places,
then I will also rest with you.

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1 Hindemith: "Phyllis, if"


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This text was added to the website: 2015-05-18
Line count: 6
Word count: 36