Ginkgo biloba

Posted on: 2017-09-14 14:24:09

Dieses Baums Blatt, der von Osten
Meinem Garten anvertraut,
Giebt geheimen Sinn zu kosten,
Wie's den Wissenden erbaut,

Ist es Ein lebendig Wesen,
Das sich in sich selbst getrennt?
Sind es zwei, die sich erlesen,
Daß man sie als Eines kennt?

Solche Frage zu erwidern,
Fand ich wohl den rechten Sinn,
Fühlst du nicht an meinen Liedern,
Daß ich Eins und doppelt bin?

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1815


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This leaf from a tree in the East,
Has been entrusted to my garden.
It reveals a certain secret,
Which pleases me and thoughtful people.

Is it one living being,
Which has separated in itself?
Or are these two, who chose
To be recognized as one?

Answering this kind of question,
Haven't I found the proper meaning,
Don't you feel in my songs,
That I'm one and double?

[by Radenko]
List stabla koje je od Istoka
Mome vrtu povjereno,
Tajni smisao otkriva
Otvorenima znanju.

Je li to jedno živo biće
Koje se u sebi podijelilo,
Ili su dva bića
Koja se ujedinjuju?

Pokušavajući odgovoriti na to pitanje
Možda sam našao pravi smisao.
Osjetiš li u mojim pjesmama,
Da sam ih kao jedan i dvojica pisao?

[by Radenko]

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