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

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 enfolds these foreign meadows
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Night enfolds these foreign meadows,
   Sick heart, weary limbs caressing.
Ah, thy light atwart the shadows,
   Moon, is like a quiet blessing!

Gentle moon, thy mild beams banish
   Gloomy terrors where they hover.
All my woes dissolve and vanish,
   And mine eyes with dew brim over.

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Text added to the website: 2008-05-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:42
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