by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Flammenauge, dunkles Haar
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): AFR CAT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE ITA
Flammenauge, dunkles Haar,
Knabe wonnig und verwogen,
Kummer ist durch dich hinein
in mein armes Herz gezogen!

Kann in Eis der Sonne Brand,
sich in Nacht der Tag verkehren?
Kann die heisse Menschenbrust
atmen ohne Glutbegehren?

Ist die Flur so voller Licht,
daß die Blum' im Dunkel stehe?
Ist die Welt so voller Lust,
daß das Herz in Qual vergehe?

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

  • AFR Afrikaans [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Flaming eyes, dark hair", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Occhi di brace, chioma corvina", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Mimi Ezust

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 60

Ulls flamejants, cabells foscos
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ulls flamejants, cabells foscos,
jovencell encisador i audaç,
per tu, l’aflicció
ha entrat al meu pobre cor!

Podria la cremor del sol esdevenir gel,
o el dia tornar-se nit?
Podria l’ardent pit d’un home
respirar sense roent desig?

És el camp tan ple de llum
perquè les flors es drecin en la foscúria?
El món és tan ple de voluptat
perquè el cor es mori de turments?

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2015 by Salvador Pila, (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: 2015-02-15
Line count: 12
Word count: 67