by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Robert Schall

Die grüne Hopfenranke
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): AFR CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE ITA
Die grüne Hopfenranke,
sie schlängelt auf der Erde hin.
Die junge, schöne Dirne,
so traurig ist ihr Sinn!

Du höre, grüne Ranke!
Was hebst du dich nicht himmelwärts?
Du höre, schöne Dirne!
Was ist so schwer dein Herz?

Wie höbe sich die Ranke,
der keine Stütze Kraft verleiht?
Wie wäre die Dirne fröhlich,
wenn ihr das Liebste weit?

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • AFR Afrikaans [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Pauline Kroger) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The green hops vine", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 58

The bean plant’s tendrilled beanstalk
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The bean plant’s tendrilled beanstalk
snakes low along the ground – it creeps!
The young and pretty lass
lies in a heap – she weeps!

Now hear me, creepy beanstalk,
should you not aim to climb up high?
And, surely, pretty girls should
rejoice instead of cry?

But how can beans climb upwards
without support by pole or bar?
And how can girls be happy
if their beloved is far?

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This text was added to the website: 2020-02-25
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Word count: 70