by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
Translation © by Beate Binnig

The summer nights are short
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
The summer nights are short
  Where northern days are long:
For hours and hours lark after lark
  Trills out his song.

The summer days are short
  Where southern nights are long:
Yet short the night when nightingales
  Trill out their song. 

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Die Sommernächte sind kurz
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Die Sommernächte sind kurz
wo nördliche Tage lang sind:
Stundenlang, trillert Lerche nach Lerche,
ihren Gesang.

Die Sommertage sind kurz,
wo südliche Nächte lang sind:
Doch kurz ist die Nacht, wenn 
Nachtigallen ihren Gesang trillern.

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