Saturday, 7 May 2011

Zum Muttertag - Mothers Day

Fuer Anneliese

In loving memory

Her favorite place

Her Rose


So gern haett' ich ein schoenes Lied gemacht
Von Deiner Liebe, deiner treuen Weise;
Die Gabe, die fuer andre immer wacht,
Haett' ich so gern geweckt zu deinem Preise.

Doch wie ich auch gesonnen mehr und mehr,
Und wie ich auch die Reime mochte stellen,
Des Herzens Fluten wallten darueber her,
Zerstoerten mir des Liedes zarte Wellen.
So nimm die einfach schlichte Gabe hin,
Von einfach ungeschmuecktem Wort getragen,
Und meine ganze Seele nimm darin:
Wo man am meisten fuehlt, weiss man nicht viel zu sagen.

Hundred of stars in the pretty sky.
Hundreds of shells on the shore together,
Hundreds of birds that go singing by.
Hundreds of lambs in the sunny weather.
Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the world wide over.


 We miss you


German poem: Annette von Droste-Huelshoff, 1797-1848
English poem: Author unknown


  1. Hundreds of warm thoughts to you!


  2. Dear Karin, Beautiful German and in English. Der gruene Kaefer, in your last photo, is the perfect styling element for your beautiful rose. Hope you don't have too many of them.
    Happy Mother's Day to you. So glad I met you through the blogging world.

  3. Dear Gina,
    Thank you so much, Gina, for your lovely comment!

    'Der gruene Kaefer'is slightly golden, depend on the light. And - we have quite a few.....

    It's also a big pleasure for me that we met via the blogworld! You were - and still are - very encouraging and helpful.
    Herzlichst - karin

  4. Karin~Such a beautiful post. The happiest of mother's days to you!

  5. Liebe Karin,
    mein *Kunstunterricht* war nicht *arcimboldolike*!
    Die Kinder - so dreizehn bis fünfzehnjährige Schüler wollten eine Muttertagskarte mit vielen Herzen malen. Durften sie.

    In meinem Garten ist es heute wunderschön frühsommerlich!
    Lieber Gruß!

  6. Karin,

    I bet you miss her a lot.

    Thank you for including us in your lovely thoughts and sharing your gorgeous flowers with us.

    XOX -Ann

  7. Karin,

    Mother's Day is a difficult time for many - those who have lost mothers, those who struggle with infertility.

    May your memories of your mother wrap themselves around your heart like a warm hug. Such beautiful roses are a tribute to your mom.

    sending you hugs from Canada,

  8. Yes Karin MY mother would have loved them too
    thankyou for sharing
    fay xx

  9. Our dear Mothers. Beautiful roses for such beautiful memories of them. A truly lovely post, Karin. Have a special day. xa

  10. A lovely post, Karin. You have a tender, loving heart...and a great eye for beauty!


  11. What a beautiful way to remember your mum - a lovely, sad but sweet post. And your spring garden is just stunning - you must be so enjoying it right now!

  12. Hello,

    A beautiful post for a special mother.

    Have a good day.


  13. Beautiful Karin. With great love, there is such a great sadness at loss. But...oh...the wonderful memories. We all can share the feeling. Wish you many wonderful Mother's Day memories. XO Trish

  14. Karin, what a beautiful poem to express how special mother's are. I hope your mother's day was great and you smiled when thinking of your mother. Angela