Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Geächtet
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Es flüstert im Bache,
Es lauscht die Nacht, --
Was dort, an der Weide,
Die Maid wohl macht?

Die Rinde umklammert
Die bleiche Hand,
Es strömen die Thränen
Ihr unverwandt.

Da klinget ein Grüßen
Vom Wasser her:
"O komm nur, Du fühlest
Dein Weh nicht mehr!

"Bei mir ist Vergessen,
Hier unten Ruh,
Ich sag es ja Keinem,
Ich deck Dich zu!"

Es flüstert im Bache,
Es weint die Nacht --
Was habt mit dem Mägdlein
Ihr beide gemacht?

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Ostracized", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Proscrite", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2010-04-03
Line count: 20
Word count: 77

Ostracized
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
There is a whispering in the brook,
The night listens, --
By the willow there,
What might the maiden be doing?

Clutching the bark
Is her pale hand,
Her tears stream
Unceasingly.

A greeting rings out
From over the water:
“Only come, and you shall
No longer feel your pain!”

“In me there is forgetting,
Down here is rest,
I shall not tell anyone,
I shall cover you!”

There is a whispering in the brook,
The night weeps, --
What have the two of you
Done with the maiden?

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2015 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: 2015-02-06
Line count: 20
Word count: 87