by Ki no Tomonori (c845 - c905)
Translation by Hans Bethge (1876 - 1946)

Sehnsucht nach der Nachtigall
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Japanese (日本語) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ich will den Frühlingswind, o Nachtigall,
Mit weichen Blumendüften zu dir senden,
Damit sie dir den Weg herüberweisen
In unsre Flur, -- wir warten schon so lang!


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Yearning for the nightingale", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2009-10-25
Line count: 4
Word count: 26