by Karl (or Carl) Busse (1872 - 1918)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Michaelskirchplatz
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Abendschwärmer zogen um die Linden,
Von den Krähnen sangen Schiffersknechte,
Hob sich manchmal in bewegten Winden
Deines Haares eine lose Flechte.

O, wie selig dir die Wangen glühten,
Wenn mein Arm den deinen zärtlich drückte,
Und ich lächelnd von versagten Blüten
Im Vorbeigehn dir die schönste pflückte,

War die Welt so still und heilig, Lucie.
Und die Burschen über'm Wasser sangen,
Von Sankt Michael die Glocken klangen,
Und wir lächelten und schwiegen, Lucie.

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "St. Michael's square", copyright ©


Researcher for this text: Jakob Kellner

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 73

St. Michael's square
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Lovers of evening strolled among the linden trees,
on the barges sang the boatboys,
and now and then the motion of the wind lifted
a loose lock of your hair.

O, how blissfully your cheeks were glowing,
when you softly pressed my arm,
and smiling, I picked from forbidden blossoms
the fairest as we passed.

The world was so silent and solemn, Lucy.
And the lads sang over the water;
from St. Michael's the bells were pealing,
and we smiled and kept silent, Lucy.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 84