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Es stehen unbeweglich

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es stehen unbeweglich
die Sterne in ihrer Höh',
viel tausend Jahr, und schauen
sich an mit Liebesweh.

Sie sprechen eine Sprache,
die ist so reich, so schön;
doch keiner der Philologen
kann diese Sprache verstehn.

Ich aber hab sie gelernet,
und ich vergesse sie nicht;
mir diente als Grammatik
der Herzallerliebsten Gesicht.


Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE RUS

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 116.


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Avec un amour doux et sombre

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

Avec un amour doux et sombre.
Les étoiles, au firmament,
Ont passé des siècles sans nombre
A se regarder fixement.

Elles se parlent un langage,
Plein de charmes impérieux,
Dont nul philologue, je gage,
N'entend le sens mystérieux.

Cette langue aux savants rebelle,
J'en sais pour jamais les écrits :
Le cher visage de ma belle
Fut la grammaire où je l'appris.


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Text added to the website: 2008-04-02.
Last modified: 2014-08-20 14:50:13
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