by Ludwig Jacobowski (1868 - 1900)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Maienblüten
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Duld' es still, wenn von den Zweigen
[Von den überfüllten Zweigen]1,
Blüten weh'n ins fromme Haar,
Und sich sacht [herüberneigen]2, 
[So im Durst herüberneigen,]3
[Lippen sich]4 auf Lippenpaar.

Sieh, ein [Beben]5 süß und wunderlich
Rinnt durch übersonnte Blätterreihen.
Alle Blüten, die sie niederstreuen,
[Segen streuen]6 sie auf dich und mich.

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Confirmed with Ludwig Jacobowski, Leuchtende Tage. Neue Gedichte 1896-1898, Minden in Westf.: J.C.C. Bruns' Verlag, 1900, page 30.

1 omitted by Marx
2 Marx, Reger: "herniederneigen"
3 omitted by Marx and Reger.
4 Marx, Reger: "Lippenpaar
5 Marx, Reger: "Leben"
6 Marx, Reger: "Frühling breiten"

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "May blossoms", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Fleurs de mai", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Fleurs de mai
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Supportez-le en silence, quand des branches,
Des branches surchargées,
Des fleurs flottent en une chevelure douce,
Et doucement se penchent
Ainsi assoiffées
Des lèvres vers une paire de lèvres.

Voyez, un tremblement, doux et merveilleux,
Traverse les rangées de feuilles parsemées de soleil.
Toutes les fleurs qu'ils laissent tomber
Dispersent des bénédictions sur toi et moi.

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