by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Deinem Blick mich zu bequemen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Deinem Blick mich zu bequemen,
Deinem Munde, deiner Brust,
Deine Stimme zu vernehmen
War die letzt' und erste Lust.

Gestern, ach, war sie die letzte,
Dann verlosch mir Leucht und Feuer,
Jeder Scherz der mich ergetzte,
Wird nun schuldenschwer und teuer.

Eh' es Allah nicht gefällt,
Uns [aufs neue]1 zu vereinen,
Gibt mir Sonne, Mond und Welt
Nur Gelegenheit zum Weinen.

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Aan jouw blik mij te gewennen
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Aan jouw blik mij te gewennen,
Aan jouw mond ook en je bust’,
Ook jouw stem te leren kennen,
Was mijn laatst’ en eerste lust.
 
Gist’ren, ach, was het de laatste;
Toen zat ‘k zonder vuur en lampen.
Elke grap die jij weerkaatste,
Geeft nu schuldgevoel en krampen.
 
Zolang ‘t Allah niet staat aan,
Ons opnieuw weer te verenen,
Geven wereld, zon en maan
Mij slechts reden om te wenen.

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