May Song by Goethe – Translated by Mary Agbesanwa

How splendidly
Nature glows!
How the sun shines!
How the fields laugh!

Buds are blooming
From each branch
And a thousand voices
Sound from the bushes,

And Joy and delight
on every front
oh earth, oh sun!
Oh happiness, oh delight!

Oh beloved, oh darling!
So golden and fair,
As morning clouds
In the mountain air

The mist of blossoms
The fresh fields
The flowering mist
Entirely yields.

Oh darling, darling
How I love you!
How bright your eyes glisten!
How you love me!

The lark loves
Singing in the breeze,
And morning flowers,
The smell of the sky.

How I love you
With raging blood.
Boldness and Joy
You give me

To make dance
And song.
Be happy forever
As you love me!

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