by Wilhelm Hensel (1794 - 1861)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Der Schnee, der ist geschmolzen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Der Schnee, der ist geschmolzen,
die Lerche, sie steigt und jauchzt in die Luft.
Es lachen die grünen Beete,
die Ferne sie winkt mit blauem Duft.
Es flüstern die kleinen Gräser,
aufhorchen die Blättlein im hohen Baum.
Maiblume wiegt ihr Glockenhaupt.
Ach, Frühling, du böser, süsser Traum!
Und wieder ist kommen der Winter,
einsam und tot liegt aller Raum.
Maiblumen kränzen dein liebes Haupt,
Ach, Frühling, du böser, süsser Traum!

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The snow, it has melted", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La neige, elle a fondu", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller

This text was added to the website: 2008-01-23
Line count: 12
Word count: 70

The snow, it has melted
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The snow, it has melted,
The lark, it rises and rejoices in the air.
The green beds in the garden are laughing,
The distance, it beckons with blue scents.
The little grasses are whispering,
The little leaves in the tall tree listen attentively.
The bell-shaped head of the mayflower sways.
Ah, spring, you evil, sweet dream!
And winter has come again,
Solitary and dead lies everything around.
Mayflowers wreathe your dear head,
Ah, spring, you evil, sweet dream!

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This text was added to the website: 2013-09-05
Line count: 12
Word count: 78