Ein Fichtenbaum

We present this work in honor of the poet’s 230th birthday.

Heinrich Heine
German
1797 – 1856

 

A single fir-tree, lonely,
On a northern mountain height,
Sleeps in a white blanket,
Draped in snow and ice.

His dreams are of a palm-tree,
Who, far in eastern lands,
Weeps, all alone and silent,
Among the burning sands.

Translation by A.S. Kline

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