by Detlev von Liliencron (1844 - 1909)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Wenn sanft du mir im Arme schliefst
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Wenn sanft du mir im Arme schliefst,
ich deinen Atem hören konnte,
im Traum du meinen Namen riefst,
um deinen Mund ein Lächeln sonnte -
Glückes genug.

Und wenn nach heißem, ernstem Tag
du mir verscheuchtest schwere Sorgen,
wenn ich an deinem Herzen lag
und nicht mehr dachte an ein Morgen -
Glückes genug.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "When you slept softly in my arms", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Friedrich Karl Grimm) , "Blissfulness"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "C'était du bonheur", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 10
Word count: 54

When you slept softly in my arms
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 When you slept softly in my arms,
 I could hear your breath;
 in a dream, you called my name
 and your mouth beamed a smile -
 that was happiness enough.
 
 And when, after a hot, solemn day
 you chased away my heavy cares -
 when I lay against your heart
 and thought no more of tomorrow -
 that was happiness enough.

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

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 10
Word count: 62