by Georg Trakl (1887 - 1914)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Im Frühling
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Leise sank von dunklen Schritten der Schnee,
Im Schatten des Baums
Heben die rosigen Lider Liebende.

Immer folgt den dunklen Rufen der Schiffer
Stern und Nacht;
Und die Ruder schlagen leise im Takt.

Balde an verfallener Mauer blühen
Die Veilchen
Ergrünt so stille die Schläfe des Einsamen.


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

  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "In Spring ", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Au printemps", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "A primavera", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson

This text was added to the website: 2007-07-29
Line count: 9
Word count: 47

A primavera
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Lieve affonda la neve sotto le orme oscure,
Sotto l'albero, nell'ombra,
sollevano gli amanti le rosee palpebre.

Sempre seguite le cupe grida dei naviganti
stella e notte;
e i remi battono lievi in cadenza.

Presto sul muro in rovina fioriranno
le viole
Così rinverdisce quieta la tempia del solitario.


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This text was added to the website: 2007-08-14
Line count: 9
Word count: 49