by Otto Roquette (1824 - 1896)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Du liebes Auge, willst dich tauchen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE
Du liebes Auge, willst dich tauchen,
In meines [Augs]1 [geheimste]2 Tiefe,
Zu [spähen]3, wo in blauen Gründen
Verborgen eine Perle schliefe?

Du liebes Auge, tauche nieder,
Und in die klare Tiefe dringe
Und lächle, wenn ich dir [dein Bildniß]4
Als schönste Perle wiederbringe.

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Confirmed with Otto Roquette, Liederbuch, Stuttgart und Tübingen: J.G. Cotta’scher Verlag, 1852, page 59

1 Franz, Reger: "Aug's"
2 Wolf: "geheimster"
3 Wolf: "späh'n"
4 Wolf: "dies Bild"


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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
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Pêcheur de perles", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Alberto Pedrotti , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Pêcheur de perles
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Chers yeux, plongerez-vous
Dans les profondeurs les plus secrètes des miens,
Pour voir où sur un sol bleu
Est caché une perle endormie ?

Chers yeux, plongez
Et pénétrez dans la profondeur claire
Et souriez quand cette image pour toi
Comme la plus belle des perles je te l'apporterai.


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Text added to the website: 2014-11-25 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-11-25 11:42:17
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