Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Nun stehn die Rosen in Blüte
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Nun stehn die Rosen in Blüte,
[Ein Netz wird bald gewoben sein]1.
Mein flatterhaft Gemüte,
Dich fangen sie nicht ein!

Und blieb ich [Ärmster]2 hangen
In dieser jungen Rosenzeit
An schönsten Rosenwangen,
Meine Jugend täte mir leid.

Ich mag nur lachen und singen,
Durch blühende Wälder schweift mein Lauf;
Mein Herz will sich erschwingen
Bis in die Wipfel hinauf!

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1 G. Schumann: "die Liebe webt ihr Netz so fein"
2 G. Schumann: "träumend"

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Time of roses", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Word count: 59

Time of roses
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Now the roses are in bloom,
[A net shall soon be woven]1.
You, my flighty spirit,
They shall not ensnare!

[And if I, poor chap, were caught]2
By the most beautiful rosy cheeks
In this youthful time of roses,
I should regret my youth.

I only like to laugh and sing,
My way takes me through blossoming woodlands;
My heart wishes to swing itself
All the way up into the tree-tops!

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1 G. Schumann: "Love weaves its net so delicately"
2 G. Schumann: "And if I were dreamily caught"


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This text was added to the website: 2019-07-08
Line count: 12
Word count: 71