by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884)
Translation © by Linda Godry

In meinem Garten die Nelken
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE IRI POR
In meinem Garten die Nelken
mit ihrem Purpurstern
[müssen]1 nun alle verwelken,
   denn du bist fern.

Auf meinem Herde die Flammen
die ich bewacht so gern,
[sanken]2 in Asche zusammen,
   denn du bist fern.

Die Welt ist mir verdorben,
mich grüßt nicht Blume [nicht]3 Stern,
mein Herz ist lange gestorben,
   denn du bist fern.

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1 Blodek: "sie müssen"
2 Blodek: "sie sanken"
3 Blodek: "noch"

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , "The carnations in my garden", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , "Im' ghairdinse", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , "Canção", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:29
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Word count: 54

The carnations in my garden
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The carnations in my garden
with their crimson center-star
they all must wilt away now,
because you are afar.

The flames in my hearth
I so loved to watch,
they crumbled to ashes,
because you are afar.

The world went sour,
with neither flower greeting me nor star -
my heart died away long ago,
because you are afar.

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Text added to the website: 2005-03-31 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:13
Line count: 12
Word count: 59