Yes, once again winter's face would I see to Spring's glory waning, whitethorn outspreading its clusters so free in beauty enchaining. Once more behold from the earth day by day the ice disappearing, snow melting fast and in thunder and spray the river, careering. Emerald meadows, your flow'rets I'll spy and hail each new comer; listen again to the lark in the sky who warbles of summer. Glittering sunbeams how fain would I watch on bright hillocks glancing, butterflies seeking from blossoms to snatch their treasures while dancing. Spring's many joys once again would I taste ere fade they forever. But, heavy-hearted, I feel that I haste from this world to sever. So be it then! yet in Nature so fair much bliss I could find me; over and past is my plentiful share, I leave all behind me. Once more I'm drawn to the Spring-gladdened vale that stilleth my longing; there I find sunlight and rest without fail, and raptures come thronging. All unto which here the Spring giveth birth, each flow'r I have riven, seems to me now I am parting from the earth a spirit from Heaven. Therefore I hear all around from the ground mysterious singing, music from reeds that of old I made sound, like sighs faintly ringing.
- Singable translation by Frederick Corder (1852 - 1932), "Springtide" [an adaptation] [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
- a text in Norwegian (Nynorsk) by Aasmund Olavsson Vinje (1818 - 1870), "Våren", written 1859
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- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Edmund Lobedanz (1820 - 1882) , "Der Frühling" ; composed by Edvard Grieg.
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