by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation by Ernest Radford (1857 - 1919)

Herz, mein Herz, sei nicht beklommen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Herz, mein Herz, sei nicht beklommen,
und ertrage dein Geschick,
neuer Frühling gibt zurück,
was der Winter dir genommen.

Und wie viel ist dir geblieben,
und wie schön ist noch die Welt!
Und, mein Herz, was dir gefällt,
alles, alles darfst du lieben!

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Heart, my heart, don't be oppressed", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Cuore, cuore mio, non essere angosciato", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:32
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Heart, my heart, yield not to sadness
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Heart, my heart, yield not to sadness;
Be submissive to thy fate;
And spring restoreth -- only wait -- 
All that winter steals from gladness.

Think but how much there still is left thee,
Think but how fair the world is still;
Heart, my heart, befall what will,
Love can never be bereft thee.

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Text added to the website: 2013-01-28 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:37
Line count: 8
Word count: 52