Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Morgenwinde wandeln
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Morgenwinde wandeln
Wehend am Gestade,
Spielen mit der Hirtinn gold'nem Gelock.
Einsam seh' ich Wolken
Senken sich und steigen,
Und ruf' ein Lied hinein in den lichten Tanz.

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Confirmed with Friedrich Baron de la Motte-Fouqué, Aslauga. Ein Heldenspiel in drey Abenteuren, In: Der Held des Norden, Wien: In der Haas’schen Buchhandlung, 1816, page 58, from the “Erstes Abenteuer.”


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Aslaug at the shore", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2015-12-29
Line count: 6
Word count: 28

Aslaug at the shore
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Morning winds wander
Waftingly along the shores,
They play with the gold curls of the shepherdess.
Solitary, I see clouds
Drifting downward and rising,
And I shout a song into their bright dance.


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This text was added to the website: 2015-12-29
Line count: 6
Word count: 33