Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Jasmin und Flieder duften durch die...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Jasmin und Flieder duften durch die Nacht,
Kein Lüftchen regt das Laub an Busch und Baum;
Die Sterne schwimmen in demantner Pracht
Auf stiller Flut; die Welt liegt wie im Traum:
Nur aus der Nachtigall geweihter Kehle
Haucht die Natur den Wohllaut ihrer Seele.

Wer denkt der Stürme nun, die ausgetobt,
Wer auch der Stürme, die uns noch bedräun?
Das tapfre Herz, in manchem Sturm erprobt,
Mag doppelt sich der heiligen Ruhe freun.
Wem solche Nacht nicht Ruhe bringt und Frieden,
Dem blüht kein Glück und Segen mehr hienieden.

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "From "Cypresses and Roses"", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]
From "Cypresses and Roses"
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The scent of jasmine and lilacs drifts through the night,
No breeze stirs the foliage of bush and tree;
The stars are floating in diamond-like splendour
On the quiet waters; the world seems caught in a dream:
Only from the sacred throat of the nightingale
Nature breathes the melodious sounds of her soul.

Who thinks now of storms that have raged and subsided,
Who [thinks], too, of storms that still threaten us?
The valiant heart, tried in many a storm,
May be doubly glad of the holy calm.
For him whom such a night does not bring rest and peace
No further joy and blessings blossom here on earth.


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