by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Auf dem Teich, dem Regungslosen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE ITA
Auf dem Teich, dem Regungslosen,
Weilt des Mondes holder Glanz,
Flechtend seine bleichen Rosen
In des Schilfes grünen Kranz.

Hirsche wandeln dort am Hügel,
Blicken [in]1 die Nacht empor;
Manchmal regt sich das Geflügel
Träumerisch im tiefen Rohr.

Weinend muß mein Blick sich senken;
Durch die tiefste Seele geht
Mir ein süßes Deingedenken,
Wie ein stilles Nachtgebet.

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1 Mendelssohn: "durch"

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "On the pond, the motionless one", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "On the pond's serene reposes", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Sullo stagno, senza un'onda", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Op het ven, ‘t bewegingloze
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Op het ven, ‘t bewegingloze,
Wijlt de milde maneglans,
En hij vlecht zijn bleke rozen
In het riet, de groene krans.
 
Herten wand’len op de heuvels,
Kijken in de nacht verrast;
Somtijds roeren zich wat vleugels
Dromerig in ’t  rietgewas.
 
Wenend moet mijn blik wel dalen;
Door mijn ziel met zoete tred
Gaat naar jou mijn denken dwalen,
Als een heel stil nachtgebed.

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Translation of title "Schilflied" = "Lied in het riet"

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