by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Robert Schall

Flammenauge, dunkles Haar
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): AFR CAT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE ITA
Flammenauge, dunkles Haar,
Knabe wonnig und verwogen,
Kummer ist durch dich hinein
in mein armes Herz gezogen!

Kann in Eis der Sonne Brand,
sich in Nacht der Tag verkehren?
Kann die heisse Menschenbrust
atmen ohne Glutbegehren?

Ist die Flur so voller Licht,
daß die Blum' im Dunkel stehe?
Ist die Welt so voller Lust,
daß das Herz in Qual vergehe?

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • AFR Afrikaans [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Flaming eyes, dark hair", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Occhi di brace, chioma corvina", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Mimi Ezust

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 60

Glinsteroë, donkerkop
Language: Afrikaans  after the German (Deutsch) 
Glinsteroë, donkerkop,
kêrel flink en fris en kloek,
deur jou toedoen het verdriet
my gewonde hart besoek!

Kan die ys die son se brand,
kan die nag die dag vervang?
Kan ʼn warm mens asem haal
sonder om ooit te verlang?

Is die veld so vol van lig
dat die blom in donker staan?
Is die wêreld so vol lus
dat die hart in smart vergaan?

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This text was added to the website: 2020-03-09
Line count: 12
Word count: 66