by James Joyce (1882 - 1941)
Translation © by Walter Riemer

Rain has fallen all the day
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER SPA
Rain has fallen all the day.
O come among the laden trees:
The leaves lie thick upon the way
Of [mem'ries.]1

Staying a little by the way
Of [mem'ries]1 shall we depart.
Come, my beloved, where I may
Speak to your heart.

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1 Szymanowski: "memories"


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Walter Riemer) , "Es hat geregnet", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Sol Crespo) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 42

Es hat geregnet
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Es hat den ganzen Tag geregnet.
O komm doch unter die beladenen Bäume,
die Blätter liegen dicht auf dem Pfad
der Erinnerungen.
Verweilen wir ein wenig auf dem Pfad
der Erinnerungen, dann gehen wir fort.
Komm, Geliebte, komm dorthin, wo ich
zu deinem Herzen sprechen kann.


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This text was added to the website: 2016-10-25
Line count: 8
Word count: 46