by Alfred Mombert (1872 - 1942)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
   Leise fällt ein Schnee auf das Land.
Leise fällt ein Schnee auf das Herz.
Bald sind wir zugeschneit.

   Wie schön du müde bist,
du junge Frau!

   Und [in weißem Nebel träumt die rote]1 Sonne,
im Nebel ein feurig Herz.
Es hat sich müd geglänzt,
das hat sich müd geliebt.
Nun will es ruhn und

   Wie schön du schlafen wirst,
du junge Frau!

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Confirmed with Alfred Mombert, Tag und Nacht. Gedichte, Heidelberg: Verlag von J. Hörning, 1894, page 92

1 Szymanowski, Vycpálek: "rot im weißen Nebel träumt die"


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Slumber song
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
   Quietly a snow falls upon the land.
Quietly a snow falls upon the heart.
Soon we shall be snowed in.

   How beautifully you are weary,
you young woman!

   And [the red]1 sun dreams in the white mist,
a fiery heart in the mist.
It has gleamed until weary,
it has loved until weary.
Now it wishes to rest and

   How beautifully you shall sleep,
you young woman!

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1 Szymanowski, Vycpálek: "redly the"


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