A Conversation for Apfelwein


Post 1

Fragilis - h2g2 Cured My Tabular Obsession

What does the German poem at the start of the entry mean? As a dumb American, I can only scratch my head. Anyone?


Post 2


Okay, here comes a quick'n'dirty translation
which does not claim any poetical value, and
it doesn't rhyme, either. Just to give an idea
of what the original poem means.

>Die Eva hat im Paradies wie wir alle wissen
>Schonmal kräftig in einen Apfel reingebissen
>Irgendwann fand ein Hesse wohl heraus
>Man presst die Äpfel besser aus
>Die Brühe vergärt wie ist das fein
>so nach und nach zu Apfelwein

In paradise Eva has, as everyone knows
Bitten into an apple quite strongly
At some point of time a Hessian discovered
It's better to squeeze out the apple
The broth ferments, how very fine
By degrees to apple wine

Well, the last to lines in fact do make
up a rhyme, but that's purely accidential smiley - smiley

Hope it helps


Post 3

Fragilis - h2g2 Cured My Tabular Obsession

Ah, thanks very much. It makes much more sense now. smiley - winkeye

You know, you could always call yourself Nick. smiley - smiley


Post 4


This poem is quite strange and seems to have a deeper, hidden meaning besides the obvious one. That's really scary but maybe that's purely accidental. We must not forget - Halloween awaits you...I guess I will have a very restless night and a very light sleep. Wow!

With frightened greetings from the other end of the world,



Post 5


As far as I can tell, the poem is well translated. I use to shave the author frequently. smiley - winkeye
The deeper meaning it has, comes along by the examination of the broth.
There's very few other 'deeper meaning', I just intended to throw a little fun amongst my dear fellows.

'To bite strongly in an apple' once was a tooth paste commercial in Germany, it's the only part of the poem, that I've take from somewhere else. To be presicely, I wrote it as a part of a typical carneval event (I mean the time of masquerades etc., not the american carnival) parks event. To the text I've send in, later to become this edit, I had attached also the translation of the key words

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