Walther von der Vogelweide
Walther von der Vogelweide Poems
|1.||A Mournful One Am I||4/16/2010|
|2.||Worthy Art Thou, Returning Home||4/16/2010|
|3.||Address To Leopold Vii.||4/16/2010|
|4.||Chill Penury And Winter's Power||4/16/2010|
|5.||Excerpt From Dialogue With 'The World'||4/16/2010|
|7.||Up, Then, Dance We To The Song||4/16/2010|
|8.||I Thought I'D Served Her Long Enough||4/16/2010|
|9.||Address To Emperor Frederic Ii.||4/16/2010|
|10.||Ah! Where Are Hours Departed Fled? (Excerpt)||4/16/2010|
|11.||I'Ve Got My Fief||4/16/2010|
|12.||When From The Sod The Flow'Rets Spring||4/16/2010|
|13.||Under The Lime Tree||4/16/2010|
|15.||Under Der Linden||1/1/2004|
|16.||Alas! Where Have All The Years Gone||4/16/2010|
Comments about Walther von der Vogelweide
Alas! Where Have All The Years Gone
Alas! Where have all the years gone?
Did I dream my life, or is it real?
What I always thought - was that something?
Then I've slept and don't know it…
Now I'm awake, and I no longer know
What used to be familiar as my own hands:
People and places, where I was raised from childhood,
They are strangers to me, as if it were all lies.
Those who were my playmates are old and indolent.
Meadows are farmed, forests are felled,
If it were not for the water, which flows as ever before,
ah, then I'd believe that my misfortune is truly great.
Many no longer even greet ...
'Lady,' I said, 'this garland wear!
For thou wilt wear it gracefully;
And on thy brow 'twill sit so fair,
And thou wilt dance so light and free;
Had I a thousand gems, on thee,
Fair one! their brilliant light should shine:
Would'st thou such a gift accept from me,--
O doubt me not,-- it should be thine.