by Franz Alfred Muth (1839 - 1890)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Frühling im Felde, Frühling im Hag,
Silbern die Nächte, golden der Tag,
Duftig die Blumen, lustig der Bach,
Knospen und Lieder, Alles schon wach.  

Wundersam Blühen, würziger Duft,
Plaudernde Quellen, wonnige Luft,
Alles, ja Alles, will mir in's Herz   --
Fort drum, von hinnen, eilig, o Schmerz!

Confirmed with Franz Alfred Muth, Haideröslein. Ein Liederstrauß, Würzburg: Leo Wörl'sche Buch-, Kunst- und Verlagshandlung, 1870. Appears in Naturklänge, page 5.

Confirmed with Franz Alfred Muth, Waldblumen, Dritte, durchaus ausgewählte und reich veremehrte Auflage, Paderborn: Druck und Verlag von Ferdinand Schöningh, 1885, page 13.


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Springtime bliss", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Springtime bliss
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Spring in the field, spring in the grove,
Silvery the nights, golden the day,
Scented the flowers, merry the brook,
Buds and songs, everything is already awake.

Wondrous blooming, spicy scent,
Chattering water-springs, blissful breeze,
Everything, everything wishes to enter my heart --
Away then, oh pain, depart from here, quickly!


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This text was added to the website: 2020-11-03
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Word count: 50