by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Berg' und Burgen schaun herunter
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE IRI ITA
Berg' und Burgen schaun herunter
in den spiegelhellen Rhein,
und mein Schiffchen segelt munter,
rings umglänzt von Sonnenschein.

Ruhig seh' ich zu dem Spiele
goldner Wellen, kraus bewegt;
still erwachen die Gefühle,
die ich tief im Busen hegt'.

Freundlich grüssend und verheißend
lockt hinab des Stromes Pracht;
doch ich kenn' ihn, oben gleißend,
birgt sein Innres Tod und Nacht.

Oben Lust, im Busen Tücken,
Strom, du bist der Liebsten Bild!
Die kann auch so freundlich nicken,
lächelt auch so fromm und mild.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Bergen en burchten zien naar onder", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Mountains and castles gaze down", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Les montagnes et les châteaux se reflètent en-bas", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Muntanyes i castells esguarden cap aquí...
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Muntanyes i castells esguarden cap aquí baix
al clar mirall del Rin
i la meva barqueta navega alegre,
envoltada de resplendent llum de sol.

Tranquil contemplo el joc
de les daurades ones arrissant-se;
silents, es desperten els sentiments
que guardava al fons del cor.

Amb cordials salutacions i promeses,
l’esplendor del riu atrau cap baix;
però jo el conec, per sobre resplendeix
i a dins, mort i nit amaga.

Al damunt voluptat, en el cor malícia,
oh riu, tu ets la imatge de la meva estimada!
Ella també pot assentir cordial 
i somriu igualment, tan devotament i dolça.

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