by Alfred von Meißner (1822 - 1885)
Translation © by Guillaume Métayer

O Meer im Abendstrahl
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
O Meer im Abendstrahl,
[An]1 deiner stillen Fluth
Fühl' ich nach langer Qual
Mich wieder fromm und gut.

Das heiße Herz vergißt,
Woran sich's müd' gekämpft,
Und jeder Wehruf ist
Zu Melodie gedämpft.

Kaum daß ein [leises]2 Weh
Durchgleitet das Gemüth,
Wie durch die stumme See
Ein weißes Segel zieht.

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1 Liszt: "In"
2 omitted by S. Wagner


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guillaume Métayer) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson

This text was added to the website: 2008-01-20
Line count: 12
Word count: 50

O mer dans les rais du couchant
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
O mer dans les rais du couchant
Au bord de tes paisibles flots
Après de longs maux je me sens
Et pieux et bon à nouveau.

Le cœur jadis brûlant oublie
Le combat où il s’épuisait
Et chaque cri en mélodie
Est vaporisé désormais.

À peine une douce souffrance
Glisse encore à travers l’esprit
Comme sur la mer en silence
Une voile blanche s’enfuit.

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This text was added to the website: 2019-02-27
Line count: 12
Word count: 64