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Margarete Münsterberg, ed., trans.  A Harvest of German Verse.  1916.
 
From “A Dream of Love”
By Walter von der Vogelweide (1170–1228)
 
LOOK, this is why I feel so gay:
I have grown warm with cheer,
Clasped by a dream so dear.
Alas, I had to wake, for it was day.
Hear what she has done unto me:        5
All the summer I must peer
Into ladies’ eyes to see
If I can find my dear: then sorrow’s end were near.
Maybe she is going to this dance.
Ladies, I beg you, be so kind,        10
Push back your hats, if you don’t mind!
If I should find her ’neath this wreath by chance!
 
 
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