by Friedrich Hölderlin (1770 - 1843)
Translation © by Gabriel Rosenstock

Mit gelben Birnen hänget
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE IRI
Mit gelben Birnen hänget
Und voll mit wilden Rosen
Das Land in den See,
Ihr holden Schwäne,
Und trunken von Küssen
[[Tunkt]1 ihr das Haupt
Ins heilignüchterne Wasser.]2

Weh mir, wo nehm' ich, wenn
Es Winter ist, die Blumen, und wo
Den Sonnenschein,
Und Schatten der Erde?
Die Mauern [stehn]3
Sprachlos und kalt, im Winde
Klirren die Fahnen.

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1 Müller: "Taucht"
2 omitted by Ligeti
3 Cerha: "stehen"

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "La meitat de la vida", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The middle of life", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le milieu de la vie", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Mi-temps de la vie", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , "Leath an tSaoil", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 14
Word count: 58

Leath an tSaoil
Language: Irish (Gaelic)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Le piorraí buí ar crochadh,
Is rós’nna ag cur thar maoil,
An tír sa loch glé,
A ealaí gleoite
Ar meisce le póga
Tumann sibh síos
Sna huiscí beannaithe maorga.
 
Faraor, cá bhfaigheadsa
Na bláthanna, i lár an gheimhridh
Is teas na gréin’
Is scáthanna an domhain?
Ná múrtha, Ó,
Balbh is fuar, is gliogar
Na gcoileach gaoithe.

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Irish (Gaelic) copyright © 2015 by Gabriel Rosenstock.

    This author's work falls under the Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Creative Commons license.


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This text was added to the website: 2015-07-06
Line count: 14
Word count: 58