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Dein blaues Auge hält so still

Language: German (Deutsch)

Dein blaues Auge hält so still,
Ich blicke bis zum Grund.
Du fragst mich, was ich sehen will? 
Ich sehe mich gesund. 

Es brannte mich ein glühend Paar,
Noch schmerzt das Nachgefühl;
Das deine ist wie See so klar
Und wie ein See so kühl.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Klaus Groth's Gesammelte Werke. Vierter Band. Plattdeutsche Erzählungen - Hochdeutsche Gedichte, Kiel und Leipzig, Verlag von Lipsius & Tischer, 1893, page 176.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Your blue eyes", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "I tuoi occhi azzurri", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Tes yeux bleus", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Jouw blauwe ogen", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Your blue eyes

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Your blue eyes keep so still
That I can gaze upon their very depths.
You ask me what I want to see? --
I see my own well-being.

A glowing pair burned me once;
The after-effect still hurts.
Yet your eyes are like a lake so clear,
And like a lake, so cool [and detached].


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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