by Karl (or Carl) Busse (1872 - 1918)
Translation © by Garrett Medlock

In meiner Heimat wird es jetzt Frühling
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
In meiner Heimat wird es jetzt Frühling,
Der grünt auf den ältesten Gräbern sogar,
Da klingen die Brunnen, da locken die Lieder,
Da wandert mit Kätzchen die Kinderschar.

In meiner Heimat lachen die Mädchen,
Die wilden Rosen erblühn im Gesträuch,
Und nachts die Sterne, die [glühn]1 viel goldner,
Wohl tausendmal goldner als hier bei euch.

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Confirmed with Carl Busse, Neue Gedichte, Stuttgart: Verlag der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1896, page 34.

1 Trunk: "glänzen"


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In my homeland it is now becoming spring
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
In my homeland it is now becoming spring,
[Spring] turns even the oldest graves green;
There the wells ring, there the songs beckon,
There the crowd of children walks with kittens.

In my homeland the maidens laugh,
The wild roses blossom in the bushes,
And at night the stars [glow]1 so gold,
A thousand times more gold than here with you.

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Translations of title(s):
"In meiner Heimat" = "In my homeland"
"In meiner Heimath wird es jetzt Frühling" = "In my homeland it is now becoming spring"

1 Trunk: "shine"


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Word count: 61