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Küsse, die man stiehlt im Dunkeln

Language: German (Deutsch)

Küsse, die man stiehlt im Dunkeln
Und im Dunkeln wiedergibt,
Solche Küsse, wie beselgen
Sie die Seele, wenn sie liebt!

Ahnend und erinnrungsüchtig
Denkt die Seele sich dabei
Manches von vergangnen Tagen,
Und von Zukunft mancherlei.

Doch das gar zu viele Denken
Ist bedenklich, wenn man küßt; -
Weine lieber, liebe Seele,
Weil das Weinen leichter ist.

Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA ROM

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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)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ROM ITA by Nicolae Bretan.
  • Also set in Romanian (Română), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ENG ITA by Nicolae Bretan.
  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ENG ROM by Giovanni Sgambati.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-04-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:40
Line count: 12
Word count: 57

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Baisers, que l'on vole dans le noir

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Baisers, que l'on vole dans le noir,
Et que l'on rend dans le noir,
De tels baisers, comme ils comblent
L'âme quand elle aime !

Entre pressentiments  et souvenirs,
L'âme s'imagine à la fois
Diverses choses des jours passés
Et d'autres des jours futurs.

Mais avoir trop de ces pensées
Quand on embrasse est inquiétant ;
Il vaut mieux pleurer, chère âme,
Car pleurer est plus facile.

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Text added to the website: 2011-03-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:18
Line count: 12
Word count: 67