by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Laura Prichard

Deine Mutter, süßes Kind
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Deine Mutter, süßes Kind,
da sie in den Weh'n gelegen,
brausen hörte sie den Wind.
Und so hat sie dich geboren 
mit dem falschen wind'gen Sinn.
Hast du heut ein Herz erkoren,
wirfst es morgen treulos hin.
Doch den zähl' ich zu den Toren,
der dich schmäht der Untreu wegen:
Dein Geschick war dir entgegen;
denn die Mutter, süßes Kind,
da sie in den Weh'n gelegen,
brausen hörte sie den Wind.

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Note: this is an original poem by Heyse, written under the pseudonym of Don Luis el Chico.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Your mother, sweet child
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Your mother, sweet child,
when she was in labor,
heard the roaring of the wind.
And so she bore you
With false understanding of [the way] the wind [blows].
If you had chosen a heart today,
[you would] discard it tomorrow as unfaithful.
But I count as one of the [closed] doors,
that you revile as unfaithful:
Your fate was against you;
since your mother, sweet child,
when she was in labor,
heard the roaring of the wind.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2016 by Laura Prichard, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2016-06-21 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-06-21 17:54:58
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