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photoblog image The first tender, green leaves

The first tender, green leaves

 

at the promenade  nr. my home in Münster

 

 Eduard Mörike, Er ist's

 

Frühling lässt sein blaues Band
Wieder flattern durch die Lüfte;
Süße, wohlbekannte Düfte
Streifen ahnungsvoll das Land.
Veilchen träumen schon,
Wollen balde kommen.
—  Horch, von fern ein leiser Harfenton!
Frühling, ja, du bist's!
Dich hab' ich vernommen!

 

Eduard Mörike, It is spring

Spring lets his blue ribbon
Flutter in the breeze again;
Sweet, familiar scents
Drift with promise o'er the land.
Violets lie dreaming already,
Soon to be awakened.
—Listen, from afar the faint sound of a harp!
Spring, it is you!
I can hear you coming!

 

 

It is said to be Germany's favourite spring poem (1828). Every young pupil has to learn it as every English pupil might have learnt Wordsworth' 'Daffodils' poem (1807).

 

 

 

The first tender, green leaves

 

at the promenade  nr. my home in Münster

 

 Eduard Mörike, Er ist's

 

Frühling lässt sein blaues Band
Wieder flattern durch die Lüfte;
Süße, wohlbekannte Düfte
Streifen ahnungsvoll das Land.
Veilchen träumen schon,
Wollen balde kommen.
—  Horch, von fern ein leiser Harfenton!
Frühling, ja, du bist's!
Dich hab' ich vernommen!

 

Eduard Mörike, It is spring

Spring lets his blue ribbon
Flutter in the breeze again;
Sweet, familiar scents
Drift with promise o'er the land.
Violets lie dreaming already,
Soon to be awakened.
—Listen, from afar the faint sound of a harp!
Spring, it is you!
I can hear you coming!

 

 

It is said to be Germany's favourite spring poem (1828). Every young pupil has to learn it as every English pupil might have learnt Wordsworth' 'Daffodils' poem (1807).

 

 

 

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 15 Apr 2018, 00:36
It makes a fine filter for what lies behind, Philine.
Philine: Yes, I understand your metaphor, many thanks, Ray!
Nicely done > Spring is arriving there. We are having 2 full days of ice storms. We just can't get a break.
Philine: Oh, poor Jacquelyn! I am sure spring will arrive soon in Canada. Many thanks!
Very nice poem, Philine!
Philine: Yes, I know it by heart. Many thanks, Elizabeth!
  • Salima I.E.M. Senders
  • South of the Netherlands
  • 15 Apr 2018, 06:57
A lovely image that invites to go out and take a walk! After many rain in the early morning, I have now a bright sunshine into my kitchen, so its going to be a nice breakfast. Thanks for the poem, Philine and have a good sunday!
Philine: Now we'll have an ontbijt in the countryside (Pleister Mühle)- and in the afternoon we'll go to Bochum to see the play 'Orestie' in the Schauspielhaus. Heel bedankt, Salima!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Apr 2018, 07:05
A joyful scene. Almost overnight , our trees have burst into early leaf and we had a whole day of sun yesterday - already I have a a burnt head smile Thank you for the poem.
Philine: Oh, Alan, I thought you would wear your elegant hat! After a sunny day yesterday we now have some rain, but this should not discourage us to go out and about. I have invited a friend to a breakfast in the countryside. Many thanks, Alan!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 15 Apr 2018, 07:28
Aha - those first tender green moments when leaves appear. I wait all winter for this..
Philine: Yes, I know, almost overnight, many trees have burst out into green leaves. Many thanks, Chris! Enjoy your Sunday, here it is raining at the moment.
I'm with Ray on this one, but also there is a lovely scattering below the tree of blue flowers as well. We had a lovely day yesterday and most of this morning and now as I type this the rain is about to start yet again, apparently for the rest of the day, what is going on with our weather this year.
Philine: We have had lovely sunny westher in the afternoon. The grasses along our promenade are covered with these blue flowers. Many thanks, Brian!
Love the poem!
Philine: I love it, too, and can cite it by heart. Many thanks, Larry!
And some early blooms smile
Philine: Oh yes, many thanks, Prof. Wilson!
Suddenly the trees seem to be bursting forth with leafage!
Philine: Yes, 'bursting' is the right word. Many thanks, Bill!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 16 Apr 2018, 17:33
i like how you photographed this through the newly leafed branches

nice poetry too

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