by Moritz, Graf von Strachwitz (1822 - 1847)
Translation © by Beate Binnig

Wenn auf zu den Wolken ich schaue
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Wenn auf zu den Wolken ich schaue
    Ins feucht umwölkte Blau,
Dann denk ich an deine Augen,
    Du wunderschöne Frau!
Und wenn die weinenden Wolken
    Hinstäuben den Morgentau,
Dann denk ich an deine Tränen,
    Du wunderschöne Frau!

Und schau ich zwei Wolken innig
    Zusammenrinnen im Grau,
Dann denk ich an unsre Liebe,
    Du wunderschöne Frau!
Und tobt in der Wolken Busen
    Der Grimm der Orkane rauh,
Dann denk' ich an unsre Schmerzen,
    Du wunderschöne Frau!

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Line count: 16
Word count: 75

When I look up to the clouds
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
When I look up to the clouds
   into the moist and cloudy blue,
Then I think of your eyes,
    you incredibly beautiful woman!
And when the crying clouds
     spread the morning dew,
Then I think of your tears,
   you incredibly beautiful woman!

And when I see two clouds join closely
   in the grey sky,
Then I think of our love,
   You incredibly beautiful woman!
And when the fury of the hurricanes
  is raging in the bosom of the clouds,
Then I think of our pains,
    you incredibly beautiful woman!

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This text was added to the website: 2016-05-24
Line count: 16
Word count: 89