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

Im Waldesfrieden
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Tiefer, tiefer Waldesfrieden,
Lenzdurchrauschte Einsamkeit,
Wie du meiner Seele Pforten,
Die in Sorgen eng geworden,
Oeffnest nun so weit, so weit.

Sehnend suche ich im Laube
Deiner Schritte sanfte Spur,
Möchte, aus mir selbst entlassen,
Deine lieben Hände fassen,
Sonnig lächelnde Natur.

Confirmed with Anna Ritter, Gedichte, Einundzwanzigste Auflage, Stuttgart und Berlin: J.G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Nachfolger, 1905, page 96.


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "In the peace of the forest", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Dans la paix de la forêt", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2011-07-10
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Dans la paix de la forêt
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Profonde, profonde paix de la forêt,
Solitude parcourue par les bruits du printemps.
Comme tu ouvres si grandes, si grandes
Les portes de mon âme
Qui s'étaient étroitement resserrées.

Languissante je cherche dans les frondaisons
La délicate trace de tes pas,
Je voudrais, libérée de moi-même
Saisir ta chère main,
Nature riante et ensoleillée.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-04-08
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Word count: 54