by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Elisa Rapado

Das ist ein schlechtes Wetter
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA SPA
Das ist ein schlechtes Wetter,
Es regnet und stürmt und schneit;
Ich sitze am Fenster und schaue
Hinaus in die Dunkelheit.

Da schimmert ein einsames Lichtchen,
Das wandelt langsam fort;
Ein Mütterchen mit dem Laternchen
Wankt über die Straße dort.

Ich glaube, Mehl und Eier
Und Butter kaufte sie ein;
Sie will einen Kuchen backen
Für's große Töchterlein.

Die liegt zu Hause im Lehnstuhl
Und blinzelt schläfrig ins Licht;
Die goldenen Locken wallen
Über das süße Gesicht.

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "It is terrible weather", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Il fait mauvais temps", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Brutto tempo", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Juan Henríquez Concepción) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Hace mal tiempo
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Hace mal tiempo,
llueve, hace tormenta, nieva
me siento a la ventana y miro
allá, hacia la oscuridad.

Brilla una solitaria lucecilla
que camina lentamente
Una madrecita con su candil
se tambalea por la calle

Pienso que ha ido a comprar
miel, huevos y mantequilla,
que quiere cocinar un pastel
para su hijita mayor.

La niña descansa en su mecedora
y parpadea somnolienta bajo la luz
sus dorados rizos ondean
sobre el dulce rostro.

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Translation of title "Schlechtes Wetter" = "Mal tiempo"

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Text added to the website: 2018-10-17 00:00:00
Last modified: 2018-10-17 17:39:46
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