by Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875)
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

Min Tanke er et mægtigt Fjeld
Language: Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
Min Tanke er et mægtigt Fjeld,
Der over Himlene gaar;
Mit Hjerte er et Hav saa dybt,
Hvor Bølge mod Bølge slaar.

Og Fjeldet løfter dit Billed
Højt mod Himlens Blaa.
Men selv Du lever i Hjertet,
Hvor dybe Brændinger gaa.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Mes pensées sont une haute montagne", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Mein Denken ist ein mächt’ger Berg
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Danish (Dansk) 
Mein Denken ist ein mächt’ger Berg,
der himmelhoch sich reckt; 
mein Herz ist wie ein Meer so tief,
wo Well’ an Welle schlägt.

Und dieser Berg erhebt dein Bild 
hoch in des Himmels Schein.
Doch du lebst tief im Herzen mir,
meiner Gefühle Schrein.

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Translation of title "Min Tanke er et mægtigt Fjeld" = "Mein Denken ist ein mächt’ger Berg"

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  • Translation from Danish (Dansk) to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2018 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2018-06-21 00:00:00
Last modified: 2018-06-21 19:04:18
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