by Heinrich Stieglitz (1801 - 1849)
Translation © by Timothy Hoekman

Meinen Kranz hab' ich gesendet
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Sie (Vom Balcone)
 Meinen Kranz hab' ich gesendet,
 Aber nicht, dich zu beglücken;
 Schweigend sollt' er dir verkünden
 Meiner Seele [bangen]1 Schmerz.

 Unsre Roße stehn gesattelt,
 Fort nach Schiras eilt der Vater;
 Horch, er ruft! -- Von der Geliebten
 Nimm ein zitternd Lebewohl.

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1 Loewe: "tiefen"

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She (From the balcony)
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
She (From the balcony)
I did send my wreath,
But not to make you happy;
Silently it should tell you of
The fearful grief in my soul.

Our horses stand saddled,
My father is hurrying away to Shiraz;
Listen, he's calling! – From your beloved
Take a trembling farewell.

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This text was added to the website: 2020-08-28
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Word count: 49