by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Amelia Maria Imbarrato

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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Montagne e castelli guardano quaggiù
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Montagne e castelli guardano quaggiù
nel Reno chiaro come uno specchio,
e la mia barchetta naviga dolcemente,
intorno resa splendida dal sole.

Tranquillo guardo il gioco
delle onde dorate, che si muovono increspandosi;
in silenzio si destano i sentimenti
che serbavo nel profondo del cuore.

Con amico saluto e promesse
mi guarda seducente lo splendore dell'acqua;
ma io so che al di sopra riluce
e dentro nasconde morte e notte.

All'apparenza gioia, in petto inganno,
fiume, tu sei il ritratto della mia amata!
Anche lei mi guarda amica,
sorride, e sembra così buona e dolce.

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Montagne e castelli guardano quaggiù

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