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

Sterne mit den goldnen Füßchen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
   Sterne mit den goldnen Füßchen,
Wandeln droben bang und sacht,
Daß sie nicht die Erde wecken
Die da schläft im Schoß der Nacht.
 
   Horchend stehn die stummen Wälder,
Jedes Blatt ein grünes Ohr!
Und der Berg, wie träumend streckt er
Seinen Schattenarm hervor.
 
   Doch was rief [dort]1? In mein Herze
Dringt der Töne Widerhall.
War es der Geliebten Stimme,
Oder [nur]2 die Nachtigall?

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine’s sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden, herausgegeben von Otto F. Lachmann, Erster Band, Leipzig: Druck und Verlag von Philipp Reclam jun., [no year], page 251

1 Franz, Wolf: "es"
2 Franz, Wolf: "war's"

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  • ENG English [singable] (John Sullivan Dwight) , "Stars with little golden feetlet"
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Stelle dalle zampette d'oro", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Stelle dalle zampette d'oro
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Stelle dalle zampette d'oro, 
vanno in giro lassù, timide e soavi, 
per non destare la terra 
che dorme nel grembo della notte. 

Stanno in ascolto i boschi taciti, 
ogni foglia è un verde orecchio! 
E la montagna come in sogno stende 
in avanti il suo braccio d'ombra. 

Ma che cosa chiama? Nel mio cuore 
arriva un'eco di questi suoni. 
Era la voce dell'amata, 
o soltanto l'usignolo?

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Text added to the website: 2008-05-28 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:43
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Word count: 66