by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation by Eugene Field (1850 - 1895)

Wie des Mondes Abbild zittert
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Wie des Mondes Abbild zittert
in den wilden Meereswogen,
und er selber still und sicher
wandelt an dem Himmelsbogen:

Also wandelst du, Geliebte,
still und sicher, und es zittert
nur dein Abbild mir im Herzen,
weil mein eignes Herz erschüttert.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ; composed by Homer Newton Bartlett.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ; composed by Nicolae Bretan.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Eugene Field (1850 - 1895) , "A Heine love song" FRE ; composed by Graziella Ridgway Robertson.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ; composed by Frank E. Sawyer.
  • Also set in Romanian (Română), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Nicolae Bretan.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Boris Sergeyevich Maizel'.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Just as the moon's reflection trembles", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Comme le reflet de la lune tremble", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:32
Line count: 8
Word count: 40

The image of the moon at night
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The image of the moon at night
All trembling in the ocean lies,
But she, with calm and steadfast light,
Moves proudly through the radiant skies,

How like the tranquil moon thou art--
Thou fairest flower of womankind!
And, look, within my fluttering heart
Thy image trembling is enshrined! 

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website: 2008-04-15 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:40
Line count: 8
Word count: 49