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by Anna (Nuhn) Ritter (1865 - 1921)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Halb erlosch'ne Kerzen,
Müd' gewiegte Lust,
Unverstand'ne Schmerzen
In der jungen Brust.

An der Thür ein Grüßen
Und ein zögernd Gehn -
Werd' ich ihn, ihr Sterne,
Morgen wiederseh'n?


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Départ", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2011-09-17
Line count: 8
Word count: 29

Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Bougie à-demi éteinte
Lassitude bercée de plaisir,
Mal incompris
À la jeune poitrine.

Un salut au portail
Et un pas hésitant –
Vous les étoiles,
Vous reverrai-je demain ?


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2018 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-04-08
Line count: 8
Word count: 29