by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation by Emma Lazarus (1849 - 1887)

Am fernen Horizonte
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE IRI ITA KOR NOR SPA
Am fernen Horizonte
Erscheint, wie ein Nebelbild,
Die Stadt mit ihren Thürmen,
In Abenddämmrung gehüllt.

Ein feuchter Windzug kräuselt
Die graue Wasserbahn;
Mit traurigem Tacte rudert
Der Schiffer in meinem Kahn.

Die Sonne hebt sich noch einmal
Leuchtend vom Boden empor,
Und zeigt mir jene Stelle,
Wo ich das Liebste verlor.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Buch der Lieder von H. Heine. Hamburg bei Hoffmann und Campe. 1827, page 195; and with Reisebilder von H. Heine. Erster Theil. Hamburg, bey Hoffmann und Campe. 1826, page 21.

First published as number III of Drei und dreißig Gedichte von H. Heine in Der Gesellschafter oder Blätter für Geist und Herz. Herausgegeben von F. W. Gubitz. Achter Jahrgang. Berlin, 1824. In der Maurerschen Buchhandlung. Freitag den 26. März. 49stes Blatt, page 243.


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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "La ciutat", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De stad", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "Appearing on the far horizon", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , "Am fernen Horizonte", appears in Poems Selected from Heinrich Heine, ed. by Kate Freiligrath Kroeker, p. 94, first published 1887
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La ville", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "La città", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "도시", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Byen", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-11-12 05:56:06
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Word count: 51

Am fernen Horizonte
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Upon the far Horizon
  Like a picture of the mist,
Appears the towered city
  By the twilight shadows kissed.

The moist soft breezes ripple
  Our boat's wake grey and dark,
With mournful measured cadence
  The boatman rows my bark.

The sun from clouds outshining,
  Lights up once more the coast;
The very spot it shows me
  Where she I loved was lost.

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Text added to the website: 2008-04-18 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:40
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Word count: 62