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by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Peter Palmer

Im Park
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Sieh, der Kastanie kindliches Laub hängt noch wie der feuchte
    Flügel des Papillons, wenn er die Hülle verließ;
Aber in laulicher Nacht der kürzeste Regen entfaltet
    Leise die Fächer und deckt schnelle den luftigen Gang.
- Du magst eilen, o himmlischer Frühling, oder verweilen,
    Immer dem trunkenen Sinn fliehst du, ein Wunder, vorbei.

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  • ENG English (Peter Palmer) , title 1: "In the park", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2005-07-17
Line count: 6
Word count: 53

In the park
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Look, early leaves on the chestnut tree still hang like the moist
   butterfly's wings when it was leaving the chrysalis;
But in the mild night, the briefest rainfall quietly spreads
   the foliage, fan-like, and speedily covers the airy walk.
-- Whether, o heavenly spring, you make haste or linger,
   you'll flit past intoxicated senses, always a marvel.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2009 by Peter Palmer, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2009-04-28
Line count: 6
Word count: 56