by Theodor Storm (1817 - 1888)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Über die Heide
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA
Über die Heide 
Hallet mein Schritt;
Dumpf aus der Erde 
Wandert es mit.

Herbst ist gekommen, 
Frühling ist weit --
Gab es denn einmal 
Selige Zeit?

Brauende Nebel 
Geisten umher,
Schwarz ist das Kraut 
Und der Himmel so leer.

Wär' ich nur hier nicht 
Gegangen im Mai!
Leben und Liebe -- 
Wie flog es vorbei!

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Across the Heath", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Over the moorlands", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À travers la lande", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Risuona il mio passo sopra la landa", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-12-23 23:40:22
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Word count: 53

Across the Heath
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Across the heath 
my step resounds;
The dull echo from the earth 
wanders with me.

Autumn has arrived, 
Spring is far away -
Was there once, then, 
a time of bliss?

Brewing mists surround me
like ghosts,
Dark is the vegetation, 
and the sky so empty.

Would that I had not 
come here in May!
Life and love - 
how they flew by!

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

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:51
Line count: 16
Word count: 63