The maiden from another place

The maiden from another place

A Poem by J. Marc
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A poem by F. Schiller translated by JM Rakotolahy

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THE MAIDEN FROM ANOTHER PLACE
 

In a valley populated by poor shepherds,

Appeared every spring

At the same time as the first lark

A maiden, beautiful and magnificent.

 

She was not born in the valley

No one knew where she came from,

People would rapidly lose her trace

As soon as she bid farewell.

 

Joyful was her surrounding

And all the hearts were elated,

But a dignity, a highness

Kept her from familiarity.

 

She brought flowers and fruits with her

Which ripened in other fields,

Under different sun lights,

In a happier Nature.

 

She gave everyone a gift

For this one fruits, this other flowers

The young as well as the grey man with his cane

Everyone went home with a gift.

 

Everyone was welcome.

Now approaches a loving couple

To whom she tenders the best gifts:

The most beautiful of all flowers


© 2008 J. Marc



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J. Marc
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Your poem is very uplifting and nicely written. A most enjoyable story within your poem about giving and a true regard for other people. I like the mysterious way the maiden comes and goes and it adds a certain wonderful intrigue to the story. The world needs more people like this! Excellent poem and I'm saving this to my favorites!!

Posted 9 Years Ago


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There aren't many strangers out there with good intentions, the 'beware of strangers baring gifts' has been the norm for many years but so often we come upon someone genuine, a mysterious person who 'pays it forward' so to speak. This poem captures such an instance where it give hope to those out there who run into a stranger and instead of distrusting the generosity, is thankful for it. I really enjoyed this poem.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a good translation ,you can judge from the easy flow
i think i read for this Schiller ,he is a playwright too..its where he shows some great talent
i think he wrote Mary Stewart play and her dilemma with her sister the Queen ,correct me if i am wrong
for its a while since i read it,it was one of the best thing i ever read,he writes drama,so magically,great man
thank you for giving us a glimpse of the man yet again
lovely write..

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Very nice, well written.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Hello there, I am amazed, I read this. Very good translation. I know the original poem.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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This is a sweet little tale. What I liked about it was the maiden is a giver and lived without the need to receive but because of her loving nature, she is loved anyway but more interesting than that, is the fact that it is a love given to her without actually knowing her personally but only knowing her through her deeds.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautifully written. I really enjoyed reading it.
seems like she comes from another world.
she is mysterious and kind...like some good fairy.
I like the feeling of happiness touching every being when she is around.

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story.

RedRaven :O)

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your poem is very uplifting and nicely written. A most enjoyable story within your poem about giving and a true regard for other people. I like the mysterious way the maiden comes and goes and it adds a certain wonderful intrigue to the story. The world needs more people like this! Excellent poem and I'm saving this to my favorites!!

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

I love the beautiful story you tell her about this maiden who comes every year like a season and then leaves. We don't know where the seasons go, they are just here and then gone. At least that''s the image I got from this. There is a simple beauty to this write, and also a dignity. Beautifully done.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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