by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation © by Arild Bakke

Full fathom five thy father lies
Language: English 
Available translation(s): DUT FIN FRE GER IRI ITA NOR
Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
[Ding-dong.]1
Hark! now I hear them, - ding-dong bell.

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lidy van Noordenburg) , "Vijf vadem diep", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy de Pourtalès)
  • FRE French (Français) (Maurice Bouchor)
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (David Paley) , "Voll Faden fünf", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Tuo padre giace a una profondità di cinque tese", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Andrea Maffei) , no title, first published 1869
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Arild Bakke) , "På fem favner", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SWE Swedish (Svenska) (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist)


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 9
Word count: 49

På fem favner
Language: Norwegian (Bokmål)  after the English 
 På fem favner ligger din far.
 Fra hans knokler vokser korall,
 der er perler som var hans øyne.
 Han svinner ikke hen,
 men havet gjør ham om
 til noe rikt og underlig:
 Havnymfer lar dødsklokken ringe for ham
 Ding, dong
 Nå hører jeg dem, ding, dong.

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This text was added to the website: 2004-11-02
Line count: 9
Word count: 47