by Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847 - 1885)
Translation © by David Menzies

Du Blomst i Dug!
Language: Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER
Du Blomst i Dug!
Du Blomst i Dug!
Hvisk mig Drømmene dine:
Er der i dem den samme Luft,
Den samme sælsomme Elverlandsduft
Som i mine?
Og hvisker, sukker og klager det dèr
Gennem døende Duft og blundende Skær,
gennem vågende Klang, gennem spirende Sang:
I Længsel,
I Længsel jeg lever!

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  • ENG English (David Menzies) , "You flower in dew", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2018, (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: 11
Word count: 51

You flower in dew
Language: English  after the Danish (Dansk) 
You flower in dew; you flower in dew!
Whisper me your dreams.
Is there in them the same air, 
The same strange elf-land air
As in mine?
And whisper, sigh or complain
This through dying fragrance
or dozing glare,
Through awakening sound,
Through budding song:
The longing, the longing I live.

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  • Translation from Danish (Dansk) to English copyright © 2013 by David Menzies, (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: 2013-08-17
Line count: 11
Word count: 51