by Marie von Borch (1853 - 1895)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Du Blume im Tau!
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Du Blume im Tau!
Du Blume im Tau!
Sag flüsternd mir deine Träume.
Durchweht sie auch dieselbe Luft,
Derselbe seltsame Elfenreichduft,
Wie meine?
Und flüstern und seufzen und klagen sie nicht
In flüchtigem Duft, in schwindendem Licht,
In zitterndem Klang, in süßem Sang:
In Sehnsucht,
In Sehnsucht ich lebe!

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You flower in the dew
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
You flower in the dew,
You flower in the dew!
Whisper to me of the dream, your [dream].
Does the same air waft through it,
The same strange air of elf-land
As [wafts] through mine?
And is there not within it a whispering, sighing and lamenting
From dying scent, from slumbering light,
From awakening sound and from blossoming song:
In yearning,
In yearning I live.

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Translations of title(s):
"Du Blume im Thau" = "You flower in the dew"
"Du Blume im Tau" = "You flower in the dew"


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This text was added to the website: 2018-03-22
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Word count: 65