by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

New feet within my garden go
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
New feet within my garden go,
New fingers stir the sod;
A troubadour upon the elm
Betrays the solitude.

New children play upon the green,
New weary sleep below;
And still the pensive spring returns,
And still the punctual snow!

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Neues durch meinen Garten geht
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Neues durch meinen Garten geht,
im Boden regt sich’s leis,
ein Vogel singt im Ulmenbaum,
gibt sein Alleinsein preis.

Und neue Kinder spiel’n im Gras
neue, die müd, ruhn drunt -
doch ewig tut bedacht der Lenz,
pünktlich der Schnee sich kund!

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