by Julius Karl Reinhold Sturm (1816 - 1896)
Translation © by Laurie Cronin

Düfte wogen auf und nieder
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Düfte wogen auf und nieder,
In den Lüften süsser Schall,
Stille Blumen, laute Lieder,
Engel Gottes überall!

Und schon ward mein Herz zur Blume
Und der Blume Duft zum Lied,
Das im klaren Heiligtume
Aufwärts mit den Engeln zieht!

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  • ENG English (Laurie Cronin) , title 1: "In May", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2007-07-01
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Word count: 39

In May
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Fragrances waft up and down, 
In the breezes a sweet sound 
Quiet flowers, resounding songs, 
God's angels all around! 

And already my heart becomes like the flower 
with the flower's scent a song 
that into the bright firmament 
rises heavenwards with the angels! 


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This text was added to the website: 2009-08-15
Line count: 8
Word count: 43