by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Malcolm Wren

Weint nicht, ihr Äuglein!
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Weint nicht, ihr Äuglein!
Wie kann so trübe 
weinen vor Eifersucht,
wer tödtet durch Liebe?

Wer selbst Tod bringt,
der sollt' ihn ersehnen?
Sein Lächeln bezwingt
was trotzt seinen Tränen.

Weint nicht, ihr Äuglein!
Wie kann so trübe 
weinen vor Eifersucht,
wer tödtet durch Liebe?

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

  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "Do not cry, little eyes!", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ne pleurez pas, petits yeux", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Do not cry, little eyes!
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Do not cry, little eyes!
How can anyone so gloomily
Cry with jealousy
Who kills with love?

Anyone who brings death himself,
Should he long for it?
His smile wins over
Anyone that defies his tears.

Do not cry, little eyes!
How can anyone so gloomily
Cry with jealousy
Who kills with love?

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