Walther von der Vogelweide
Walther von der Vogelweide Poems
- Under Der Linden Under der linden an der heide, dâ unser ...
- Alas! Where Have All The Years... Alas! Where have all the ...
- When From The Sod The Flow'Ret... When from the sod the ...
- I'Ve Got My Fief I've got my fief, you world! A fief at ...
- Ah! Where Are Hours Departed F...
- Tanzweise 'Lady,' I said, 'this garland wear! For thou wilt ...
- Excerpt From Dialogue With 'Th... Too well thy weakness ...
Vogelweide, a poet and minnesinger(a singer of love songs), is one of the most celebrated of the Medievil German poets, the main sources of information about him are his own poems and occasional references by contemporary Minnesingers. It is clear from the title (Herr, Sir) given in these references, that he was of noble birth; but it is equally clear from his name Vogelweide (meaning: a gathering place or preserve of birds) that he belonged not to the higher nobility, who took their titles from castles or villages, but to the nobility of service.
Tirol appears to be his place of birth and had become a center of poetry and art. It was here that the young poet learned his craft ... more »
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Comments about Walther von der Vogelweide
Under Der Linden
Under der linden
an der heide,
dâ unser zweier bette was,
dâ muget ir vinden
gebrochen bluomen unde gras.
Vor dem walde in einem tal,
schône sanc diu nahtegal.
Ich kam gegangen
zuo der ouwe:
dô was mîn friedel komen ê.
Dâ wart ich empfangen
daz ich bin sælic iemer mê.
Kust er mich?
seht wie rôt mir ist der munt.
Dô hete er gemachet
von bluomen eine bettestat.
Des wirt noch gelachet
kumt iemen an daz ...