#berlinsights – downtown Berlin, May 2021 & Erich Kästner

Dear visitors * dear colleagues * dear friends

Submitted by malucamaluca on Tue, 15/05/2018 – 11:21

English translation

In his gala dress of buoyant squander,
With a flower recipe in his small hand,
May drives by, the Mozart of the calendar,
Greeting from his carriage, across the land
Everything blossoms at the wave of his hand
He waves! And rolls through a grove of colours
Blue tits fly ahead of him and finches as well
And peacock butterflies clap their wings behind him
The apple trees behind the fences turn pink
The birches curtsy all in green
On tiny flutes the thrushes play
the scherzo of the symphony of happiness
The carriage rolls through breathing pastels
We doff our hats, the carriage drives by
Times drowns in a wave of lilac
Oh, if only the whole year consisted of May
Melancholy and Happiness seem to be sisters
And from the trees withered snow is falling
With every beat of our hearts today turns into yesterday
Even happiness can hurt, even May hurts
He nods at us and shouts: “I will be back, don’t worry!”
Sky blue turns into a golden evening
He greets the hills, he waves at the lilac

He smiles. Smiles. And the carriage rolls on.

Und hier im Original Erich Kästner!
Der Mai

Der Mai
Im Galarock des heiteren Verschwenders,
ein Blumenzepter in der schmalen Hand,
fährt nun der Mai, der Mozart des Kalenders,
aus seiner Kutsche grüßend, über Land.
Es überblüht sich, er braucht nur zu winken.
Er winkt! Und rollt durch einen Farbenhain.
Blaumeisen flattern ihm voraus und Finken.
Und Pfauenaugen flügeln hinterdrein.
Die Apfelbäume hinterm Zaun erröten.
Die Birken machen einen grünen Knicks.
Die Drosseln spielen, auf ganz kleinen Flöten,
das Scherzo aus der Symphonie des Glücks.
Die Kutsche rollt durch atmende Pastelle.
Wir ziehn den Hut. Die Kutsche rollt vorbei.
Die Zeit versinkt in einer Fliederwelle.
O, gäb es doch ein Jahr aus lauter Mai!
Melancholie und Freude sind wohl Schwestern.
Und aus den Zweigen fällt verblühter Schnee.
Mit jedem Pulsschlag wird aus Heute Gestern.
Auch Glück kann weh tun. Auch der Mai tut weh.
Er nickt uns zu und ruft: “Ich komm ja wieder!”
Aus Himmelblau wird langsam Abendgold.
Er grüßt die Hügel, und er winkt dem Flieder.
Er lächelt. Lächelt. Und die Kutsche rollt.
  • original Erich Kästner ! Danke, immer wieder !

#berlinsights TOURS #
May 06, 2021, #berlinsights joined digital media tour Berlin Kreuzberg, conducted by #fhochdrei.org put together by the team around Dimitra Maragkaki – the meeting brought together some 15 participants, exchanging their experiences around Kotti with joy, virtually of course. It was fun, constructive and informative, thanks a lot and cu again on Thursdays ! Susanne #berlinsights at https://berlinsights.de

#berlinsights TOURS #
May 04, 2021, my first guided learning tour through downtown Berlin let us from Unter den Linden towards Pariser Platz, and along the Holocaust Memorial with its new construction works ongoing: a balcony view over the site, called “Palais” with 134 apartments, will offer various shops and tourist attractions to give “it” some flair. As a matter of fact, Berlin in both East & West is still in search for identity :-)

Dr.S.L.Bauer * 10999 Berlin * #berlinsights.de

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