Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Morgen ist erstanden
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Morgen ist erstanden
  Frisch und sonnenhell.
  Finstre Träume schwanden;
  Frey von ihren Banden
  Trinkt der Geist des regen Lebens Quell.
Sieh, mich lockt mein Nachen
  Auf die hohe Fluth!
  Will mir Liebchen lachen,
  Muß mir Freud' erwachen,
  Und der längst entwichne leichte Muth.
Oft hält mich befangen
   Sorg' und Dunkelheit.
  Aber Liebchens Wangen
  Seh' ich rosig prangen,
  Und bin neu dem süßen Licht geweiht.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Fridr. Baron de la Motte-Fouqué, Neueste Auflage, Wien: Bey B. Ph. Bauer, 1816, pages 82-83


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Line count: 15
Word count: 64

Morning has come
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Morning has come,
  Fresh and bright with sunshine.
  Darksome dreams have vanished;
  Free from their fetters
  The spirit drinks from the lively wellspring of life.
Lo, my barque is enticing me
  Onto the high seas!
  If my beloved smiles upon me,
  Joy must awaken for me,
  And the long-vanished buoyant valour.
Often I am caught
  In anxiety and darkness.
  But then I see rosily resplendent
  The cheeks of my beloved,
  And I am newly dedicated to the sweet light.

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Translated titles:
"Schifferlied" = "Song of the boatman"
"Morgen ist erstanden" = "Morning has come"


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This text was added to the website: 2015-11-25
Line count: 15
Word count: 79