by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Stumme Liebe
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Ließe doch ein hold Geschick
Mich in deinen Zaubernähen,
Mich in deinem Wonneblick
Still verglühen und vergehen;

Wie das fromme Lampenlicht
Sterbend glüht in stummer Wonne
Vor dem schönen Angesicht
Dieser himmlischen Madonne! -

Confirmed with Neuere Gedichte von Nicolaus Lenau, Stuttgart, Hallberger'sche Verlagshandlung, 1838, page 36.

Confirmed with: Gedichte von Nicolaus Lenau, Suttgart: Verlag der J.G. Cotta’schen Buchhandlung, 1869, page 25.


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Mute love", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Amour muet", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2007-09-28
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Word count: 34

Amour muet
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Si seulement par un destin favorable
Je me trouvais en ta charmante présence,
Sous ton regard ravissant,
Je me consumerais en silence et m'évanouirais ;

Comme de la lampe la pieuse lumière
En mourant rayonne une muette félicité
Devant le beau visage
De cette céleste madone !

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This text was added to the website: 2015-11-29
Line count: 8
Word count: 47