by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation Singable translation by Kate Freiligrath Kroeker (1845 - 1904)

Dämmernd liegt der Sommerabend
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Dämmernd liegt der Sommerabend
Über Wald und grünen Wiesen;
Goldner Mond, [am]1 blauen Himmel,
Strahlt herunter, duftig labend.

An dem Bache zirpt die Grille,
Und es regt sich in dem Wasser,
Und der Wandrer hört ein Plätschern,
Und ein Athmen in der Stille.

Dorten, an dem Bach alleine,
Badet sich die schöne Elfe;
Arm und Nacken, weiß und lieblich,
Schimmern in dem Mondenscheine.

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1 Brahms, Elling: "im"

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Dimly sinks the summer evening
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Dimly sinks the summer evening
Over wood and over meadow;
And the golden moon shines radiant,
Balm diffusing, from the azure.

By the brook sings loud the cricket,
And the water clear is troubled,
And you hear a gentle plashing,
A soft breathing through the stillness.

By the brook, alone, see yonder,
Where doth bathe the lovely Nixie;
Arms and bosom, white and dazzling,
Gleaming in the moon's pale silver.

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Text added to the website: 2012-12-12 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:37
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