by Émile Albert Kayenberg (1860 - 1929), as Albert Giraud
Translation by Otto Erich Hartleben (1864 - 1905)

Nostalgie
Language: French (Français) 
Comme un doux soupir de cristal,
L'âme des vieilles comédies
Se plaint des allures raidies
Du lent Pierrot sentimental.

Dans son triste désert mental
Résonne en notes assourdies,
Comme un doux soupir de cristal,
L'âme des vieilles comédies.

Il désapprend son air fatal:
A travers les blancs incendies
Des lunes dans l'onde agrandies,
Son regret vole au ciel natal,
Comme un doux soupir de cristal.

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Heimweh
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CHI ENG FRE ITA NYN
 Lieblich klagend - ein krystallnes Seufzen
 Aus Italiens alter Pantomime,
 Klingts herüber: wie Pierrot so holzern,
 So modern sentimental geworden.

 Und es tönt durch seines Herzens Wüste,
 Tönt gedämpft durch alle Sinne wieder,
 Lieblich klagend - ein krystallnes Seufzen
 Aus Italiens alter Pantomime.

 Da vergißt Pierrot die Trauermienen!
 Durch den bleichen Feuerschein des Mondes,
 Durch des Lichtmeers Fluten - schweift die Sehnsucht
 Kühn hinauf, empor zum Heimathimmel
 Lieblich klagend - ein krystallnes Seufzen!

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  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , title 1: "Heimlengt", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Mimmi Fulmer) (Ric Merritt) , title 1: "Homesickness", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Nostalgia", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (汉语 / 漢語) (Yen-Chiang Che) , title 1: "鄉愁", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Nostalgie", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website: 2003-11-16 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
Line count: 13
Word count: 74