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April

Language: German (Deutsch)

Augen, sagt mir, sagt, was sagt ihr?
Denn ihr sagt was gar zu Schönes,
Gar des lieblichsten Getönes;
Und in gleichem Sinne fragt ihr!

Doch ich glaub' euch zu erfassen:
Hinter dieser Augen Klarheit
Ruht ein Herz in Lieb' und Wahrheit
Jetzt sich selber überlassen,

Dem es wohl behagen müßte,
Unter so viel stumpfen, blinden,
Endlich einen Blick zu finden,
Der es auch zu schätzen wüßte.

Und indem ich diese Chiffern
Mich versenke zu studieren,
Laßt euch ebenfalls verführen,
Meine Blicke zu entziffern!


Translation(s): ENG FRE

List of language codes

Submitted by Emily Ezust

Authorship


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: "April", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Avril", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
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Word count: 83

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Avril

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

Yeux, dites-moi, dites, que dites-vous ?
Car vous dites quelque chose de bien trop beau,
En des intonations des plus charmantes ;
Et en même temps vous interrogez !

Mais je crois vous comprendre :
Derrière la clarté de ces yeux
Repose un cœur empli d'amour et de vérité,
Maintenant abandonné à lui-même,

Auquel il fallait bien plaire,
Parmi tant d'autres éteints, aveugles,
Trouver enfin un regard
Qui saurait aussi l'aimer.

Et tandis que je suis plongé
Dans l'étude de ce code secret
Laissez-vous également aguicher
En déchiffrant de regard.


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Text added to the website: 2011-07-15.
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Word count: 90