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Flowers of Spring

Frühlingsblumen / Flowers of Spring / Flores de primavera   

Tage sind länger
Und Frühlingsblumen blühen
In den Vorgärten

An einer Linde am Fluss
Klopft nur ein Specht seinen Takt

Days are longer
And spring flowers are blooming
In the front gardens

A linden tree by the river
Only a woodpecker beats his beat

Días son más largos
Flores de primavera florescen
En los jardines 

Un árbol de tilo al río
Sólo un pájaro carpintero golpea a su ritmo

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  1. Date: 3/16/2011 6:29:00 AM
    Coming back to this one again. I really like it, Gert!

  1. Date: 3/14/2011 5:26:00 PM
    Hi Bert. This is our heart's desire as we are thawing out from out long winter in the midwest Longing to see the delicate lil yellow flowers of the Linden trees at the arboretum and the occasional sound of a woodpecker. Enjoyed. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 3/13/2011 11:21:00 AM
    very nice poem and translating:-)

  1. Date: 3/13/2011 8:37:00 AM
    We will be having and enjoying this scenario in a week or two Gert my friend.. a lovely fragrant piece on Spring and the sweet sights our eyes envision and our ears hear.. many woodpeckers in our trees surrounding our house.. they have their own band and brand of music luv.. happy Sunday friend..

  1. Date: 3/12/2011 8:02:00 PM
    hello, Gert a wonderful poemwhat we believe is what we see... i enjoyed this one.. one day is what we have and hope for.. take care,..p.d.

  1. Date: 3/12/2011 4:14:00 PM
    I loved the woodpecker image. So nice to see a new one of you up. Always enjoy your poetry. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 3/12/2011 2:04:00 PM
    Nice welcome to the pleasant summer, Gert

  1. Date: 3/12/2011 12:57:00 PM
    I love this - especially written in three languages! I only have to see anything written in German and I'm back there in our favourite holiday destination - such a beautiful country and such a beautiful language. Jack : )

  1. Date: 3/12/2011 11:32:00 AM
    The quiet of spring day is interrupted by a woodpecker. :) Nice! Have a nice weekend yourself! Caroline.

  1. Date: 3/12/2011 11:13:00 AM
    Hi Gert :) this sure is very uplifting- I love how that woodpecker makes this tanka so alive as well-- and I sure do hope that your arm won't bother you as much, sure do wish that whisky (aack I hope I spelled it right?) could have helped you more.. ingat lagi & Alles Gute --always a pleasure to read your writes & comments thank you :)

  1. Date: 3/12/2011 10:26:00 AM
    Finally the days ARE getting longer. Has spring finally arrived in Germany, Gert? I love the image of the woodpecker tapping on the tree. Thanks to you, I am noticing more similarities between Spanish and the little bit of French I studied. For example, jardine is French for garden and les fleurs (I think I spelled it correctly) is French for flowers. Beautiful images in your tanka, my friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/12/2011 10:08:00 AM
    an array of beautiful tanka in different languages... do you have filipino blood in you, gert?.. your spanish is eloquent.. maganda!! thanks for your visit ; much appreciated... :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 3/12/2011 9:58:00 AM
    Sorry about your hand and arm, Gert. Keep thinking of spring flowers and in three languages. Makes the scene thrice as nice. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 3/12/2011 9:43:00 AM
    Ive always enjoyed your poems in multiple languages..Ive learned a few words that Thank you for all your kind words this morning. BG