by Otto Erich Hartleben (1864 - 1905)
Translation © by Are Frode Søholt

Der Mondstrahl ist das Ruder
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CHI ENG FRE ITA NYN
 Der Mondstrahl ist das Ruder,
 Seerose dient als Boot;
 Drauf fährt Pierrot gen Süden
 Mit gutem Reisewind.

 Der Strom summt tiefe Skalen
 Und wiegt den leichten Kahn.
 Der Mondstrahl ist das Ruder,
 Seerose dient als Boot.

 Nach Bergamo, zur Heimat,
 Kehrt nun Pierrot zurück;
 Schwach dämmert schon im Osten
 Der grüne Horizont.
 - Der Mondstrahl ist das Ruder.

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

  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , title 1: "Heimfart", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Mimmi Fulmer) (Ric Merritt) , title 1: "Homeward journey", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Ritorno a casa (Barcarola)", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (汉语 / 漢語) (Yen-Chiang Che) , title 1: "歸鄉旅途", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Retour au pays natal", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-16
Line count: 13
Word count: 59

Heimfart
Language: Norwegian (Nynorsk)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Med månestrålen som ror,
og vassliljene som båt:
Pierrot seglar mot sør
og vinden fyller godt.

Elva nynnar djupt ein skala,
voggar båten som eit barn.
Med månestrålen som ror,
og vassliljene som båt:

Til Bergamo, til heimstaden
reiser han attende.
Svakt gryr det i aust
ein grønleg horisont.
- Med månestrålen som ror.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-03-28
Line count: 13
Word count: 54