by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Süßer Schlaf! Du kommst wie ein reines...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Süßer Schlaf! Du [kommst wie]1 ein reines Glück 
ungebeten, unerfleht am willigsten.  
Du lösest die Knoten der strengen Gedanken, 
vermischest alle Bilder der Freude und des Schmerzes;  
ungehindert fließt der Kreis innerer Harmonien, 
und eingehüllt in gefälligen Wahnsinn, 
versinken wir und hören auf zu sein.

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1 Oelschlaeger: "zeigst"; further changes may exist not noted.

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Doux sommeil ! Tu viens comme un bonheur...
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Doux sommeil ! Tu viens comme un bonheur pur
sans te faire prier, volontairement, de bonne volonté.
Tu défais les nœuds des pensées sans indulgence,
tu mélanges toutes les images de joie et de douleur ;
sans encombre coule le cercle de l'harmonie intérieure,
et enveloppés d'une folie plaisante
nous coulons et cessons d'être.

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Translations of title(s):
"Melodrama" = "Mélodrame"
"Zu einem Bilde aus Egmont" = "D'Egmont à un portrait"


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