by Otto Franz Gensichen (1847 - 1933)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Unter blühenden Bäumen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE
Unter blühenden Bäumen
  Hab' bei schweigender Nacht
Ich in seligen Träumen
  Dein, [du Holde]1, gedacht.

Duftend streute die Linde
  Blüten nieder zu mir;
Schmeichelnd kosten die Winde
  Wie ein Grüßen von dir.

Und ein himmlisches Singen
  Schien vom Sternengezelt
Leise hernieder zu klingen
  Durch die schlafende Welt.

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1 Reger: "Geliebte"; Thuille: "Geliebter"

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Under blossoming trees", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 47

Under blossoming trees
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Beneath blossoming trees
 in the silent night,
 in blissful dreams
 I think of you, you lovely woman.
 
 The fragrant linden trees strewed
 blossoms down upon me;
 the winds caressed pleasantly
 like a greeting from you.
 
 And a heavenly singing
 from the starry sky seemed 
 to float gently down
 to permeate the sleeping world.

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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: 54