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by Alexander Kaufmann (1817 - 1893)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

In der Bucht
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Es [hüllt]1 der dunkle Wald uns ein;
  Die Ruder plätschern matt und leise; 
Kaum, daß von oben noch herein
  Der Mond bescheint die stille Reise.

Die Blume träumt in stiller Pracht,
  Es singen leis die schönen Frauen --
Wer möchte wohl nach solcher Nacht
  Noch wünschen je den Tag zu schauen!

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1 Kinkel: "schliesst"; further changes may exist not shown above.


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "In the bay", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2011-10-05
Line count: 8
Word count: 50

In the bay
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The dark forest encloses us;
  The oars splash tiredly and quietly;
From on high the moon hardly
  Shines upon our quiet journey any longer.
The flower dreams in quiet splendour,
  The beautiful women sing softly --
After such a night as this, who would
  Yet wish ever to see day!


  • 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: 2015-06-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 49