by Theodor Storm (1817 - 1888)
Translation © by Jakob Kellner

Schließe mir die Augen beide
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE
[Schließe mir]1 die Augen beide
mit den lieben Händen zu;
geht doch alles, was ich leide,
unter deiner Hand zur Ruh.
Und wie leise sich der Schmerz
Well' [um]2 Welle schlafen [leget]3,
[wie]4 der letzte Schlag sich [reget]5,
füllest du mein ganzes Herz.

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1 Karg-Elert: "Schliess mir du"
2 Wolff: "und"
3 Greger: "legt"
4 Karg-Elert: "wenn"
5 Greger: "regt"

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

  • ENG English (Jakob Kellner) , "Close both my eyes", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Elisabeth Siekhaus) , "Close both my eyes", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , "Both my eyes, come, close and cover", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Florence Z. Marshall) , "Come and close my aching eyelids"
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright © 2012
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Ferme-moi les deux yeux", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Jakob Kellner

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 43

Close both my eyes
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Close both my eyes
with your dear hands;
So everything that I suffer
goes to rest under your hand.
And as silently the pain,
wave by wave, goes to sleep;
as the last blow falls,
you fill my whole heart.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 40