Gottfried von Strassburg


A Musical Translation
by Lee Stavenhagen

Apollo and the Camenae,
the nine sirens of the ear
who rule these gifts at his court,
weighing out the share of favors
they will grant to the world—
they pour the flood of sense
in such plenty upon so many
that they cannot, in all fairness,
deny me a drop of it . . .


remembering Wulf Koepke

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