by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Ist's möglich, daß ich, Liebchen, dich...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Ist's möglich, daß ich, Liebchen, dich kose,
Vernehme der göttlichen Stimme Schall!
Unmöglich scheint immer die Rose,
Unbegreiflich die Nachtigall.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Allen Shearer) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Est‑il possible, mon amour, que je te...
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Est-il possible, mon amour, que je te caresse,
Que j'entende le son de voix divines !
La rose semble toujours impossible,
Le rossignol inconcevable.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2014 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2014-08-18 00:00:00
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