by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Berg' und Burgen schaun herunter
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE IRI ITA
Berg' und Burgen schaun herunter
in den spiegelhellen Rhein,
und mein Schiffchen segelt munter,
rings umglänzt von Sonnenschein.

Ruhig seh' ich zu dem Spiele
goldner Wellen, kraus bewegt;
still erwachen die Gefühle,
die ich tief im Busen hegt'.

Freundlich grüssend und verheißend
lockt hinab des Stromes Pracht;
doch ich kenn' ihn, oben gleißend,
birgt sein Innres Tod und Nacht.

Oben Lust, im Busen Tücken,
Strom, du bist der Liebsten Bild!
Die kann auch so freundlich nicken,
lächelt auch so fromm und mild.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Bergen en burchten zien naar onder", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Mountains and castles gaze down", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Les montagnes et les châteaux se reflètent en-bas", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:32
Line count: 16
Word count: 82

Mountains and castles gaze down
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Mountains and castles gaze down
 into the mirror-bright Rhine,
 and my little boat sails merrilly,
 the sunshine glistening around it.
 
 Calmly I watch the play
 of golden, ruffled waves surging;
 silently feelings awaken in me
 that I have kept deep in my heart.
 
 With friendly greetings and promises,
 the river's splendor beckons;
 but I know it - gleaming above
 it conceals within itself Death and Night.
 
 Above, pleasure; at heart, malice;
 O river, you are the very image of my beloved!
 She can nod with just as much friendliness,
 also smiling so devotedly and gently.

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

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:32
Line count: 16
Word count: 96