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The other answers have already told you that "besagen" won't work here; as for alternatives, how about "erzählen" (tell) or "berichten" (report)? Two more things, in case you are concerned about proper meter: The original uses "Nightingale", "Flower" etc as proper names (with no article), and might just as well do the same in German. The stress on the first ...


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A peculiar feature of the German language is that leaving out articles will generally produce a grammatically correct German sentence, provided that all adjectives are switched to strong inflection. You might recall the inflection tables for German adjectives here. For example, Ich esse hölzernen Schrank mit gebrauchter Autoreifen als Nachtisch. Es ...



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