by (Karl) Ludwig Pfau (1821 - 1894)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

O Sterne, goldne Sterne!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
O Sterne, [goldne]1 Sterne!
Wohl scheint ihr [wunderlicht]2;
Doch wie die Äugelein scheinen
Von der Herzigen, von der Meinen,
Wenn sie [sagt]3: "Ich hab' dich so gerne!"
So [scheint]4 ihr nicht.

O Sonne, [goldne]1 Sonne!
Wohl hast du ein scharf Gesicht;
Du miß'st mit [einem]5 Strahle
So viel tausend [Gebirg]6 und Tale.
Doch die Wonne, o meine Wonne --
Die miß'st du nicht.

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1 Abt, Zemlinsky: "goldene"
2 Zemlinsky: "so wunderlicht"
3 Abt: "spricht"
4 Abt, Zemlinsky: "scheinet"
5 Abt: "deinem"
6 Abt, Zemlinsky: "Gebirge"

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 62

O stars, golden stars
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 O stars, golden stars!
 so wondrously bright do you shine;
 but as the eyes gleam
 of the sweetheart who is mine
 when she says, "I like you so well" -
 you do not shine like that.
 
 O sun, golden sun!
 You certainly have a keen face.
 With one beam you measure
 so many thousands of mountains and valleys.
 But the bliss, o my bliss -
 that you cannot measure.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 70