by Karl (or Carl) Busse (1872 - 1918)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Schimmernde Kronen will ich dir flechten
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Schimmernde Kronen will ich dir flechten
In deiner Locken rollenden Kranz,
Wie in lauschenden Sommernächten
Goldne, funkelnde Sterne sich flechten
In des Himmels dunkelnden Glanz.

Laß das Bangen und beuge dich nieder!
Wenn ich auch küssend die Seele dir nehm',
Meine Seele geb' ich dir wieder,
Schling' um dein Haupt dir den Klang meiner Lieder,
Zeig mir ein schöneres Stirndiadem!

Von den sommerlich blühenden Hängen
Rauschen die Quellen - so gieb dich hin!
Neige dich zu mir, lausche den Sängen,
Meiner Lieder lockenden Klängen,
Du meiner Nächte Königin.

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Line count: 15
Word count: 88

Shimmering crowns I shall weave you
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Shimmering crowns I shall weave you
Into the rolling circlet of your curls,
As in cozy summer nights
Golden, sparkling stars weave themselves
Into the darkening radiance of the sky.
Leave off your trembling and bow down!
Even though I take your soul in kissing,
I give you my soul in return,
Wrap the sounds of my songs round your head,
[I challenge you to] show me a more beautiful tiara for your brow!
From the slopes with their summery blooming
The water-springs murmur - let yourself go thus!
Incline yourself to me, listen to the chants,
To the enticing sounds of my songs,
You, the queen of my nights.

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Translated titles:
"Schimmernde Kronen will ich dir flechten" = "Shimmering crowns I shall weave you"
"Schimmernde Kronen . . . " = "Shimmering crowns . . ."


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This text was added to the website: 2015-09-09
Line count: 15
Word count: 110