Thursday, 22 March 2012

spring




Kennst du das Land, wo die Zitronen blühn,
Im dunkeln Laub die Goldorangen glühn,
Ein sanfter Wind vom blauen Himmel weht,
Die Myrte still und hoch der Lorbeer steht?
Kennst du es wohl? Dahin!
Dahin möcht' ich mit dir,
O mein Geliebter, ziehn.

(Mignon, Goethe)


(translation)
Do you know the land where the lemon trees blossom?
Among dark leaves the golden oranges glow.
A gentle breeze from blue skies drifts.
The myrtle is still, and the laurel stands high.
Do you know it well?
There, there
would I go with you, my beloved.



I love this poem (well it's only a part of it...)
Spring is here. The judas trees blossom beautifully and the lemon tree behind the house starts to blossom too- soon there will be the sweet smell of it that I love so much...
Have a wonderful day! 

2 comments:

Darcy said...

your post made me smile! happy spring!

Petra said...

Wonderful pictures and poem. We have our own famous spring poem with the famous sentence "a new spring, a new sound", which became kind of a proverb. (Mei, Herman Gorter)