by Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821 - 1891)
Translation © by Alfredo García

Fensterlein, nachts bist du zu
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Fensterlein, nachts bist du zu,
Tust auf dich am Tag mir zu Leide:
Mit Nelken umringelt bist du;
O öffne dich, Augenweide!

Fenster aus köstlichen Stein,
Drinnen die Sonne, die Sterne da draußen,
O Fensterlein heimlich und klein,
Sonne [darinnen und Rosen daraußen]1.

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1 Zemlinsky: "da drinnen und Rosen da draußen"

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Little window, by night you are shut", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Petite fenêtre, la nuit tu es fermée", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Enrico Magnani) , "Finestrella, chiusa nella notte", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfredo García) , "Ventanita, por la noche estás cerrada", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 43

Ventanita, por la noche estás cerrada
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ventanita, por la noche estás cerrada,
te abres de día para mi pesar;
estás rodeada de claveles,
¡oh, ábrete, deleite de mis ojos!

¡Ventana de piedras preciosas,
dentro el sol, afuera las estrellas,
oh, ventanita, secreta y pequeña,
el sol allí dentro y las rosas fuera!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Spanish (Español) copyright © 2004 by Alfredo García, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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This text was added to the website: 2004-04-19
Line count: 8
Word count: 46