by P. Thimotheus Kranich (1870 - 1947)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Silberhelles Kinderlachen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Silberhelles Kinderlachen
Dringt zu mir wie Glockenton,
Und in meiner Brust erwachen
Laute, die vergessen schon.

Was ich längst zu Grab getragen,
Steigt nun auf wie Lerchensang:
Aus der Kindheit fernen Tagen
Läutet Osterglockenklang.

Note: this poem is not in Fink und Nachtigall (at least the edition from 1925).


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Silvery bright laughter of children", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2010-01-01
Line count: 8
Word count: 34

Silvery bright laughter of children
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Silvery bright laughter of children
Comes to me like the sound of bells,
And in my breast there awaken
Forgotten sounds.

What I had long ago carried to its grave
Arises now like the song of a lark:
From the faraway days of childhood
Sounds the chiming of Easter bells.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2014 by Sharon Krebs, (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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This text was added to the website: 2014-10-16
Line count: 8
Word count: 50