by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Pauline Kroger

Ein dunkeler Schacht ist Liebe
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Hungarian (Magyar) 
Available translation(s): AFR CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG FIN FIN FRE ITA
Ein dunkeler Schacht ist Liebe,
ein gar zu gefährlicher Bronnen;
da fiel ich hinein, ich Armer,
kann weder hören noch sehn,
nur denken an meine Wonnen,
nur stöhnen in meinen Wehn.

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

  • AFR Afrikaans [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Pauline Kroger) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Love is a dark shaft", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Milla Valkeasuo) , "Rakkaus on synkkä rotko", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "L'amour est un sombre puits", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2012, (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: 6
Word count: 31

Een donkere schacht is de liefde
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Een donkere schacht is de liefde,
een veel te gevaarlijke bron;
ik viel erin, ik arme,
ik kan niet horen of zien,
alleen maar denken aan mijn vreugden,
alleen maar kreunen in mijn pijnen.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2005 by Pauline Kroger, (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: 2005-08-14
Line count: 6
Word count: 34