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

Nacht liegt auf den fremden Wegen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Nacht liegt auf den fremden Wegen,
Krankes Herz und müde Glieder; -
Ach, da fließt, wie stiller Segen,
Süßer Mond, dein Licht hernieder;

Süßer Mond, mit deinen Strahlen
Scheuchest du das nächt'ge Grauen;
Es zerrinnen meine Qualen,
Und die Augen übertauen.

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Note: first included in Rheinische Flora, no. 12

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Night lies on the silent highways
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Night lies on the silent highways,
Sick my heart, my limbs how weary; --
Then like gentle balm descendeth,
Moon, thy soft light on me dreary.

Gentle moon, all dread nocturnal
With thy sweet light thou dost banish;
And mine eyes with tears well over,
And my torments melt and vanish.

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Text added to the website: 2012-12-12 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:38
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