by Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger (1924 - 1942)
Translation © by Leibu Levin (1914 - 1983)

Herbst
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Der Regen spinnt
Sein graues Lied
Von Sehnsucht und
Von schwerem Weh.

Von Träumen blind
Alleinseins müd
Bin ich ein Hund
Und - geh’.

Verlosch’nes Gold
Und toter Traum
Von Liebe sieht
Mich an und schweigt.

Und um mich rollt
Schillernder Schaum -
Die Sehnsucht zieht
Und - geigt.

Der Herbst ist da
Und weint mich an
Mit Augen, die
Erloschen sind.

Ich weiß, er sah:
Das Glück verrann,
Zwang mich ins Knie
Und - ging.

June 6, 1941


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  • Also set in Yiddish (יידיש), a translation by Leibu Levin (1914 - 1983) , copyright © by Ruth Levin, (re)printed on this website with kind permission ENG ; composed by Leibu Levin.

Researcher for this text: Bertram Kottmann

This text was added to the website: 2015-04-07
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Word count: 76

Harbst
Language: Yiddish (יידיש)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Der regn shpint
dos groye lid
              fun benkshaft un
              fun tifn vey.

Fun trern blind,
aleyn zayn mid,
              bin ikh a hunt
              un -- gey.

Farloshn gold.
Der toyter troym
              fun libe zet
              mayn leyd un shvaygt.

Arum nor shtralt
un shimert shoym.
               Di benkshaft tsit
               in vayt ...

S'iz harbst geven,
hot trib geveynt,
                mit oygnlikht
                farloshn shoyn.

Er hot gezen
mayn glik fargeyn,
                 batsvungen mikh
                 un -- shoyn.

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

  • ENG English (Hadassah Haskale) , title 1: "Autumn", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Ruth Levin

This text was added to the website: 2007-09-22
Line count: 24
Word count: 68