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Wo kein Strahl des Lichtes blinket

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wo kein Strahl des [Lichtes blinket]1,
Wo kein Thau von Tränen sinket,
In die Stille nieder
Und hinaus in alle Weiten
Nächtlicher Vergessenheiten
Dringen deine Lieder.

Die entflohn und nicht mehr kamen,
Freuden mit verlornen Namen
Kannst du wiederbringen;
Lauschend treten alle Schmerzen
Leiser auf in meinem Herzen,
Hören sie dich singen.

Translation(s): FRE

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Confirmed with Nicolaus Lenau, Sämmliche Gedichte, herausgegeben von Anastasius Grün, zweiter Band, Stuttgart und Augsburg, J. G. Cotta Verlag, 1855, page 204.

1 Teichmüller: "Lichts hinblinket"; further changes may exist not noted.

Submitted by Harry Joelson


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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-07-29.
Last modified: 2015-11-29 11:22:34
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Word count: 52

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Là où aucun rayon de lumière ne brille

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Là où aucun rayon de lumière ne brille,
Où aucune larme de rosée ne tombe,
En bas dans le silence 
Et au dehors au loin
Des oublis nocturnes
Pénètrent tes chants.

Ils s'envolèrent et ne revinrent plus,
Plaisirs aux noms perdus
Que tu peux ramener ;
Furtivement, toutes les douleurs
Se glissent dans mon cœur,
Elles t'écoutent chanter.

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Translation of title "An Agnes" = "À Agnès"


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Text added to the website: 2015-11-29.
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Word count: 58