by Gustav Falke (1853 - 1916)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Der Mond scheint auf mein Lager
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Der Mond scheint auf mein Lager,
Ich schlafe nicht,
Meine gefalteten [Hände]1 ruhen
In seinem Licht.

Meine Seele ist still, sie kehrte
Von Gott zurück,
Und mein Herz hat nur einen Gedanken:
Dich und [dein]2 Glück.

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Confirmed with Gesammelte Dichtungen von Gustav Falke, Erster Band: Herddämmerglück, Hamburg und Berlin, Alfred Janssen, 1912, pages 119-120.

1 Voigt-Schweikert: "Hände sie"
2 Webern: "mein"


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Pieux", copyright © 2011, (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: 36

The moon shines on my bed
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The moon shines on my bed,
I do not sleep,
My folded [hands]1 rest
In [the moon’s] light.

My soul is quiet, it returned
From God,
And my heart has only one thought:
You and [your]2 happiness.

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Translations of title(s):
"Der Mond scheint auf mein Lager" = "The moon shines on my bed"
"Fromm" = "Devout"

1 Voigt-Schweikert: "hands, they"
2 Webern: "my"


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This text was added to the website: 2017-09-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 37