by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

In the other gardens
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
In the other gardens
  And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
  See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over
  And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
  The grey smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!
  Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
  Fires in the fall!

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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Herbstfeuer", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2008-11-29
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Word count: 50

Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Aus den andern Gärten
talaufwärts, weithin,
seht im Herbst die Fahnen
der Gartenfeuer ziehn!

Sommers Duft und Blühen
sich zu Ende neigen,
rote Feuer glühen,
grauer Rauch am steigen.

Sei dies Lied gesungen!
Leuchtet es doch beiden:
Blumen sind’s im Sommer,
Feuer zu Herbstzeiten!


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This text was added to the website: 2019-06-03
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Word count: 44