by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Grün ist der Jasminenstrauch
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE SPA
Grün ist der Jasminenstrauch
Abends eingeschlafen,
Als ihn mit des Morgens Hauch
[Sonnenlichter]1 trafen,
Ist er schneeweiß aufgewacht:
"Wie geschah mir in der Nacht?"
Seht, so geht es Bäumen,
Die im Frühling träumen.

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1 Dressler: "Sonnenstrahlen"


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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Groen is de jasmijnestruik", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Jasmine bush", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , copyright © 2020, (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: 8
Word count: 33

Verd és el matoll de gessamí
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Verd és el matoll de gessamí,
adormit al capvespre,
però, amb l’hàlit del matí,
li arribà la llum del sol,
i es despertà blanc com la neu:
“Què m’ha succeït a la nit?”
Veieu, això és el que els arriba als arbres
que somien en la primavera.

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Translations of title(s):
"Der Jasminenstrauch" = "El matoll de gessamí"
"Grün ist der Jasminenstrauch" = "Verd és el matoll de gessamí"
"Jasminenstrauch" = "Matoll de gessamí"
"Jasminstrauch" = "Matoll de gessamí"


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This text was added to the website: 2021-02-24
Line count: 8
Word count: 47