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Wie ist der Tag so frostig klar

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie ist der Tag so frostig klar,
O schien die Sonne warm!
Der eisige Nord, wär's Zephirluft!
Der Nebelhauch, wär's Blütenduft!
O schien die Sonne warm!

Es schläft das Tal im Feierkleid,
O wann erwacht der Lenz?
Der See ist erstarrt, o spielt' die Well'!
Der Vogel verstummt, o säng' er hell!
Wann wird die Erde grün!


Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title unknown, copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-04-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:17
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Word count: 57

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How frostily clear is the day

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

How frostily clear is the day;
Oh, if the sun were shining warmly!
The icy north wind, if it were but a zephyr!
The breath of fog, if it were the scent of flowers!
Oh, if the sun were shining warmly!

The valley is sleeping in a fancy dress.
Oh, when shall spring awaken?
The lake is frozen; oh, if but the wave were playing!
The bird has fallen silent; oh, if it were but singing brightly!
Oh, when shall spring awaken? When will the earth become green[?]


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Text added to the website: 2006-12-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:34
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Word count: 88