by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Wehe, Lüftchen, lind und lieblich
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Persian (Farsi) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE
Wehe, Lüftchen, lind und lieblich
Um die Wange der Geliebten, 
Spiele zart in ihrer Locke,
Eile nicht hinwegzufliehn!
Tut sie dann vielleicht die Frage,
Wie es um mich Armen stehe;
Sprich: »Unendlich war sein Wehe,
Höchst bedenklich seine Lage;
Aber jetzo kann er hoffen,
Wieder herrlich aufzuleben,
Denn du, Holde, denkst an ihn.«

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Confirmed with Deutsche Musenalmanach für das Jahr 1850, herausgegeben von Christian Schad, Verlag von Bauer & Kaspe in Nürnberg, 1850, page 352.


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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Blow, Breeze, gently and lovingly", copyright ©
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Leonard Lehrman) , title 1: "Message", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Blow, Breeze, gently and lovingly
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Blow, Breeze, gently and lovingly
about the cheeks of my beloved;
play tenderly in her locks,
do not hasten to flee far away !
If perhaps she is then to ask,
how it stands with poor wretched me,
tell her: "Unending was his woe,
highly dubious was his condition;
However, now he can hope
magnificently to come to life again.
For you, lovely one, are thinking of him!"

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-14 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-12-23 12:34:02
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Word count: 68