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

Das Meer erstrahlt im Sonnenschein
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Das Meer erstrahlt im Sonnenschein,
Als ob es golden wär.
Ihr Brüder, wenn ich sterbe,
Versenkt mich in das Meer!

Hab immer das Meer so lieb gehabt,
Es hat mit sanfter Flut
So oft mein Herz gekühlet;
Wir waren einander gut.

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The waves gleam in the sunshine
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The waves gleam in the sunshine,
   They seem of gold to be.
When I am dead, my brothers,
   Oh drop me in the sea.

For dearly have I loved it.
   Like cooling balm descends
Upon my heart its current:
   We were the best of friends.

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Text added to the website: 2008-05-04 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:42
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Word count: 45