EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
Nun beut die Flur das frische Grün
GRASS~THEREABOUTS BECOME GREEN.
Dem Auge zur Ergötzung dar.
WINTER UP-TO-NOW LONG, PAH SEE EVERYTHING GROW.
Den anmutsvollen Blick
SWEET FLOWER BLOSSOM"each".
Erhöht der Blumen sanfter Schmuck.
NOW NATURE MORE* BEAUTIFUL EYES-SCAN-HORIZON.
Hier duften Kräuter Balsam aus,
PLANT SWEET DRAWN-BY-SCENT SPREADwg.
Hier sproßt den Wunden Heil.
SMALL PLANT SHOW-UP"each", THEY-ctr OFFER HEALING.
Die Zweige krümmt der goldnen Früchte Last;
FOREST HAVE FRUIT ABUNDANCE-ON-TREE.
Hier wölbt der Hain zum kühlen Schirme sich,
LEAF ARCHWAY, WE ENTER WORLD NEW.
Den steilen Berg bekrönt ein dichter Wald.
ON HILL, TREE trees-SWAY.
Notes: PAH - Like SUCCEED but "pah" is mouthed and has the meaning of "at long last". For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - finally.
BLOSSOM - (2h)[A] are held together but the hands are twisted like the beginning of CHANGE. Hands twist back while opening to (2h)[5:] with the hands still held together.
EYES-SCAN-HORIZON - (2h)[V], POs down, FOs away, scan from NDS to DS with beatific facial expression.
DRAWN-BY-SCENT - [5^], POs > NDS, FO up, starts at NDS of body just under nose, moves > DS while closing to [O^], and head follows slightly as if drawn by the fragrance.
THEY - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
ABUNDANCE-ON-TREE - (2h)[5:], POs away, FOs up, alt. move forward to show many fruit on the trees.
ARCHWAY - (2h), POs down, FOs away, start above head with palms overlapping and move down towards sides outlining an arch with wg.
trees-SWAY - (2h), POs ><, FOs up, hands are held side by side and sway side to side as if it were windy.
With verdure clad the fields appear
delightful to the ravished sense;
by flowers sweet and gay
enhanced is the charming sight.
Here vent their fumes the fragrant herbs;
here shoots the healing plant.
By load of fruits the expanded boughs are pressed;
to shady vaults are bent the tufty groves;
the mountainŐs brow is crowned with closed wood.