Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Falcon - Der von Kürenberg

I raised a noble falcon
For more than a year;
And when I had tamed him
And decked his feathers, tying
Them with a golden band,
He rose so swiftly, flying
Far to another land.

Since then I’ve seen my falcon
Gaily soaring;
And from his feet were waving
Fair silken ribbons,
And on his wings each feather
Was ruddy gold to see;
Ah, God bring those together
Who lovers fain would be!

Der von Kürenberg or Der Kürenberger (c. 1175) Germany
Tranlsated by Margarete Münsterberg

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