by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)
Translation by Johannes Schlaf (1862 - 1941)

Sing on, there in the swamp!
Language: English 
Sing on, there in the swamp! 
O singer bashful and tender, [I hear your notes, I hear your call.
I hear.]1 I come [presently,]1 I understand you,
But a moment I linger, for [the lustrous star has detain'd me,]1
The star, my departing comrade, holds and detains me.

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O, nun heb du an, dort in deinem Moor
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
O, nun heb du an, dort in deinem Moor,
Lieber scheuer Sänger! Ich höre dein Lied, ich vernehme deinen Ruf! 
Ich höre; ich bin da; ich verstehe dich.
Einen Augenblick nur säumte ich. Weil der glänzende Stern mich zurückhielt;
Der Stern, mein scheidender Gefährte machte mich säumen.

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Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

This text was added to the website: 2003-11-04
Line count: 5
Word count: 47