by (Karl) Wilhelm Osterwald (1820 - 1887)
Translation © by Laura Prichard

Die braune Haide starrt mich an
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Die braune Haide starrt mich an,
   Am Himmel bangt die Nacht -
Ach! daß ich nicht vergessen kann,
   Hat mich in Leid gebracht.

Komm, wilder Sturm, zerreiße du,
   Der Wolken schwarzen Flor
Und sing mein wildes Herz in Ruh
   Mit deinem tollsten Chor!

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  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson

This text was added to the website: 2010-11-13
Line count: 8
Word count: 43

The brown heather stares at me
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The brown heather stares at me,
   As night threatens in the sky -
Ah! I can’t forget that
   Which has brought me sorrow.

Come, wild storm, burst
   the black pile of clouds
And sing my wild heart to peace
   with your ferocious choir!

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This text was added to the website: 2015-09-29
Line count: 8
Word count: 43