by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

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

  • 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

It grows dark, the clouds are racing
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 It grows dark, the clouds are racing,
 and the rain breaks down,
 and the noisy winds lament:
 pond, where is your starlight?

 They seek the extinguished sheen
 deep in the turbulent water.
 Your love will never smile down at me
 in my profound woe!

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

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This text was added to the website: 2003-10-13
Line count: 8
Word count: 45