Der von Krenberg (c.1150-1170) Ich zch mir einen valken

I trained myself a falcon

I trained myself a falcon for more than a year:
he was as I wanted, gentled to my care.
I bound his feathers proudlygold the winding shone.
Then he took the high road, and flew to parts unknown.

I saw my falcon sailingoh but he was fair!
silken jesses trailing, high up in the air.
Red and gold the pinions glinted in his wing.
Those who love each other may God together bring.

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translation 1999, 2001 Leonard Cottrell. All rights reserved

Ich zch mir einen valken mre danne ein jr.
D ich in gezamete als ich in wolte hn
und ich im sn gevidere mit golde wol bewant,
er huop sich f vil hhe und fluog in anderiu lant.

St sach ich den valken schne fliegen:
er fuorte an snem fuoze sdne riemen,
und was im sn gevidere alrt guldn.
Got sende si zesamene die gerne geliep wellen sn!

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