by Otto Roquette (1824 - 1896)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Sprühregen und Märzenstaub 
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Sprühregen und Märzenstaub
Fallen herab auf das grüne Laub.
Auf das junge Laub und die Blümlein bunt,
Und sie bleiben frisch, und sie bleiben gesund,
Denn es stirbt sich nicht so gleich.

Trag du in der Jugendzeit
Immer getrost dein junges Leid.
Und meinst du, daß dir das Herze bricht?
Junge Leiden die tödten noch nicht,
Denn es stirbt sich nicht so gleich!

Confirmed with Otto Roquette, Liederbuch, Stuttgart und Tübingen: J.G. Cotta’scher Verlag, 1852, page 87


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Fine rain and March dust", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Fine rain and March dust
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Fine rain and March dust
Fall down upon the green foliage.
Upon the young foliage and the colourful little flowers,
And they remain fresh, and they remain healthy,
For one does not die so quickly.

In your youth, you should always
Carry your young sorrow confidently.
And do you think that your heart is breaking?
Young sorrows do not yet kill,
For one does not die so quickly!


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Word count: 68