Monday, March 16, 2015

Abendbild/Evening Image--By Gert W. Knop--Germany

Abendbild (German)

Losgelöst,
im Schein der Abendsonne
ein purpurnes Band

Die Stille,
zeitlos,
nur Amselgeflüster
im nahem Gebüsch

Dann zaghaft
aus kleinen Wolken
ein sanfter Regen
und zartes Plätschern vom Fluss

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Evening Image (English)

Detached,
in the glow of the evening sun
a crimson ribbon

Silence,
timeless,
only the whisper of a Blackbird
in nearby bushes

Then timidly
out of small clouds
a tender rain
and gentle purling from the river

Gert W. Knop, born in 1943, studies art and tropical agriculture in Germany and Scotland (University of Edinburgh). He has lived in many different countries and writes mainly in German, English and Spanish. He currently resides in Zittau (Saxony), Germany.

15 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed these, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Peggy that you enjoyed it!

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    1. Thank you Poppy for you friendly comment!

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  3. How lovely to see a version in each language. I enjoyed the English version and appreciated the German one. :)

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    1. Great Marianne that you enjoyed both versions! I will post two version in future:-)

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  4. Nice work, Gert. I enjoyed this. Thank you for the English translation as well. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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    1. Thank you Maurice! My blessings!! Enjoyed your comment!

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  5. Hello, Gert. I really loved this creative presentation in the two languages. I love the German language, it is so intense and of course, the English translation reveals a wonderful, live breath of nature in all its glory! Thank you for sharing this awesome posting! Sheri

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    1. Hi Sheri so glad that you enjoyed both versions! And your kind comments!
      All the best, Gert

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    2. Gert, I forgot to thank you for the wonderful German lesson! I love various languages, but the German language, with its beautiful accent is MWAAA! one of the best sounds... Sheri

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  6. You have a very romantic and lovely way with words. Both versions present a vibrant word picture. I might make a suggestion for the last line: "a gentle rippling racing river " or "a soothing swift but silent stream". This gives a bit more power to the work. Victoria

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  7. What a lovely picture you painted with your words: such a peaceful scene that made me want to linger in it's beauty. Thank you for sharing your talent once again.
    Charlene

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  8. Serene is a good word for this poem.

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