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The night is dark and your slumber is...

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

The night is dark and your slumber is deep 
in the hush of my being.

Wake, O Pain of Love, for I know not how 
to open the door, and I stand outside.

The hours wait, the stars watch, the wind is still, 
the silence is heavy in my heart.

Wake, Love, wake! brim my empty cup, 
and with a breath of song ruffle the night.


Translation(s): GER SPA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG SPA by Willy Burkhard.
  • Also set in Spanish (EspaƱol), adapted by by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG GER by Juan Bautista Plaza.

Text added to the website: 2008-07-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:48
Line count: 8
Word count: 66

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Die Nacht ist dunkel

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Die Nacht ist dunkel, und dein Schlummer ist tief
in der Stille meines Seins.

Erwache, o Schmerz der Liebe, denn ich weiss nicht, 
wie die Türe öffnen und ich stehe draussen.

Die Stunden warten, die Sterne halten Wacht,
der Wind ist still, das Schweigen im Herzen schwer.

Erwache, o Liebe, erwache. Fülle meinen Becher bis zum Rand,
und mit einem Hauch von Gesang errege die Nacht.


Submitted by Peter Palmer

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Text added to the website: 2009-08-23.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:48
Line count: 8
Word count: 66