by Otto Erich Hartleben (1864 - 1905)
Translation © by Mimmi Fulmer, Ric Merritt

Gebet an Pierrot
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CHI ENG FRE ITA NYN
Pierrot! Mein Lachen
Hab ich verlernt!
Das Bild des Glanzes
Zerfloß - Zerfloß!

Schwarz weht die Flagge
Mir nun vom Mast.
Pierrot! Mein Lachen
Hab ich verlernt!

O gieb mir wieder,
Roßarzt der Seele,
Schneemann der Lyrik,
Durchlaucht vom Monde,
Pierrot - mein Lachen!

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

  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , title 1: "Bøn til Pierrot", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Mimmi Fulmer) (Ric Merritt) , title 1: "Prayer to Pierrot", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Preghiera a Pierrot", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (汉语 / 漢語) (Yen-Chiang Che) , title 1: "向皮耶羅祈禱", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Prière à Pierrot", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-16
Line count: 13
Word count: 44

Prayer to Pierrot
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Pierrot!  My laughter
 I've unlearned.
 The image of splendor
 Melted away.
 
 To me the flag waves black
 Now from the mast.
 Pierrot!  My laughter
 I've unlearned.
 
 O give me back--
 Horse-doctor to the soul,
 Snowman of Lyric,
 Your Lunar Highness,
 Pierrot!  my laughter.

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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-16
Line count: 13
Word count: 44