Under der linden
an der heide,
dâ unser zweier bette was,
dâ muget ir vinden
Alas! Where have all the years gone?
Did I dream my life, or is it real?
What I always thought - was that something?
Under the lime tree
On the heather,
Where we had shared a place of rest,
Still you may find there,
When from the sod the flow'rets spring,
And smile to meet the sun's bright ray,
When birds their sweetest carols sing
Vogelweide, a poet and minnesinger(a singer of love songs), is one of the most celebrated of the Medievil German poets, the main sources of information about him are his own poems and occasional references by contemporary Minnesingers. It is clear from the title (Herr, Sir) given in these references, that he was of noble birth; but it is equally cl ...