by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Der Spiegel dieser treuen, braunen Augen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA
Der Spiegel dieser treuen, braunen Augen
Ist wie von innerm Gold ein Wiederschein;
Tief aus dem Busen scheint er's anzusaugen,
Dort mag solch Gold in heil'gem Gram gedeihn.
In diese Nacht des Blickes mich zu tauchen,
Unwissend Kind, du selber lädst mich ein --
Willst, ich soll kecklich mich und dich entzünden,
Reichst lächelnd mir den Tod im Kelch der Sünden!

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Mörike, Eduard Friedrich. Gesammelte Schriften, Erster Band, G. J. Göschen'sche Verlagshandlung, 1878, page 133.


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Peregrina I", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Peregrina I", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Peregrina I
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The mirror of these faithful, brown eyes
is like a reflection of inner gold;
from deep within the bosom it seems to be drawn; 
there may such gold thrive in sacred grief.
To plunge myself into the darkness of this gaze,
naive child, you yourself beckon me -
you will me to boldy ignite us both,
with a smile, handing me Death in a goblet of sin!

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
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Word count: 67