Monday, July 11, 2005

From the German of Robert Reinick

Juchhe!

The Earth is so beautiful -
Just how beautiful
The flocks of birds know -
They lift their light feathers
And sing such Spring-like songs
In the blue heaven up there.

The Earth is so beautiful
Just how beautiful
The river and lake know
They reflect in a clear mirror
Garden, town and hills
And the people walking there

And the singer & the painter -
They know it, and many others besides.
Whoever does not paint it sings it
And whoever does not sing it
In his heart - this joy -
It sounds louder than ever.

1 comment:

Plutarch said...

I have know this many years in the original