by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850)
Translation © by Robert Schall

Trübe wird's, die Wolken jagen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG ENG FRE
[Trübe]1 wird's, die Wolken jagen,
Und der Regen niederbricht,
Und die lauten Winde klagen:
Teich, wo ist dein Sternenlicht?

Suchen den erloschnen Schimmer
Tief im aufgewühlten See.
Deine Liebe lächelt nimmer
Nieder in mein tiefes Weh!

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "It grows dark, the clouds are racing", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Darkness falls, the clouds are flying", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Jakob Kellner

This text was added to the website: 2003-10-13
Line count: 8
Word count: 36

Gloom descends, the storm clouds hurtle
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Gloom descends, the storm clouds hurtle,
and the rain pours from the night,
with the raging winds demanding
“Pond, where is your starry light?”

seeking the extinguished shimmer
deep down in the troubled lake;
and your love shall smile no longer
on my deep and silent ache.

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This text was added to the website: 2020-02-25
Line count: 8
Word count: 47