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

Nicht wandle, mein Licht, dort außen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Hungarian (Magyar) 
Available translation(s): AFR CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE ITA
Nicht wandle, mein Licht, dort außen
im Flurbereich!
Die Füße würden dir, die zarten,
zu naß, zu weich.

All überströmt sind dort die Wege,
die Stege dir;
so überreichlich tränte dorten
das Auge mir.

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Confirmed with Georg Friedrich Daumer, Polydora, ein weltpoetisches Liederbuch, zweiter Band, Frankfurt am Main: Literarische Anstalt, 1855, page 125. Appears in Völkerstimmen in bunter Reihe, in Magyarisch, no. 19.


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

  • AFR Afrikaans [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2018, (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) , "Do not wander, my light, out there", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2018, (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) , "Ma lumière, ne te promènes pas là bas dehors", 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


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Melanie Trumbull

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 34

Zwerf niet, mijn licht
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Zwerf niet, mijn licht, 
daar buiten in het veld,
je zachte voeten zouden 
te nat worden, te week.

Overstroomd zijn daar 
voor jou de wegen, de paden,
zo overvloedig weende 
mijn oog daar tranen.

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This text was added to the website: 2005-08-14
Line count: 8
Word count: 34