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Sun of the sleepless! melancholy star!
Language: English 
Available translation(s): ITA
Sun of the sleepless! melancholy star!
Whose tearful beam glows tremulously far!
That show'st the darkness thou canst not dispel,
How like art thou to joy remember'd well!
So gleams the past, the light of other days,
Which shines, but warms not with its powerless rays;
A nightbeam Sorrow watcheth to behold,
Distinct, but distant - clear - but, oh how cold!

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Schlafloser Augen Leuchte, trüber Stern
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Available translation(s): DUT
Schlafloser Augen Leuchte, trüber Stern,
Dess' tränengleicher Schein, unendlich fern,
Das Dunkel nicht erhellt, nur mehr es zeigt,
O wie dir ganz des Glück's Erinn'rung gleicht! 
So leuchtet längst vergang'ner Tage Licht:
Es scheint, doch wärmt sein matter Schimmer nicht,
Dem wachen Gram erglänzt die Luftgestallt,
Hell, aber fern, klar, aber ach, wie kalt!

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2003-10-19 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:56
Line count: 8
Word count: 54