by Ricarda Octavia Huch (1864 - 1947)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Musik bewegt mich, daß ich dein gedenke
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Musik bewegt mich, daß ich dein gedenke,
So will auch Meer und Wolke, Berg und Stern,
Wie anderer Art als du, dir noch so fern,
Daß ich zu dir das Herz voll Andacht lenke.
Kein edles Bild, das nicht mein Auge zwinge
Von dir zu träumen, kein beseelter Reim,
Der nicht zu dir Erinnern führe heim --
Geschwister sind sich alle schönen Dinge.

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Music moves me to think of you
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Music moves me to think of you,
as do the sea and clouds as well, mountains and stars,
as other types of things so different from you
steer my heart to you, full of devotion!
There is not one noble picture that doesn't force my eye
To dream of you, not one animated rhyme
That doesn't lead the mind back home to you;
A close kinship exists between all beautiful things.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2020 by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website: 2020-02-03
Line count: 8
Word count: 71