by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Im Lenz, im Lenz
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG FRE
Im Lenz, im Lenz,
Wenn Veilchen blühn zuhauf,
Gib acht, gib acht,
Da wachen die Tränen auf.
Im Herbst, im Herbst
Fiel alles Laub vom Baum.
Ach, Lieb' und Glück
Vergangen wie [ein]1 Traum!
Gib acht, gib acht,
So ist der Dinge Lauf:
Blumen und Wunden
Brechen im Frühling auf.

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1 Zemlinsky (1892 version): "im"


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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "In spring", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "In spring", copyright © 2013, (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: Jakob Kellner

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 50

Au printemps, au printemps
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Au printemps, au printemps,
Quand les violettes fleurissent en abondance,
Prends garde, prends garde,
Car les larmes s'éveillent.

À l'automne, à l'automne,
Toutes les feuilles tombent des arbres.
Ah, l'amour et le bonheur
Disparaissent dans un rêve !

Prends garde, prends garde,
Ainsi est le cours du monde :
Les fleurs et les blessures
S'ouvrent au printemps.

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This text was added to the website: 2016-01-25
Line count: 12
Word count: 57