Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Dark Star

Der tunkel sterne, der birget sich.
Als tuo du, frouwe schoene, so du sehest mich.
So la du diniu ougen gen an einen andern man.
Son weiz doch luetzel iemen, wiez under uns zwein ist getan.
The Dark Star hides itself.
Do likewise, beautiful lady, when you see me.
Let your eyes glance at another man,
And no one will know what goes on between us.

-Der von K├╝renberg


Blogger -suitepotato- said...

German is one of the three languages I generally regard as being capable of causing even a native speaker to choke themselves during its vocalization in anger along with French and Hebrew but German is in the lead for mental torture in trying to make poetry with it.

January 06, 2009 4:07 PM  

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