by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Ihm färbt der Morgensonne Licht
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Ihm färbt der Morgensonne Licht
Den reinen Horizont mit Flammen,
Und über seinem schuld'gen Haupte bricht
Das schöne Bild der ganzen Welt zusammen.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-02-09
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Word count: 23

Pour lui la lumière du soleil du matin
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Pour lui la lumière du soleil du matin
Peint l'horizon sans tache avec des flammes.
Et sur sa tête coupable se brise
La belle image du monde tout entier.

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This text was added to the website: 2016-01-01
Line count: 4
Word count: 29