by Jan Śliwiński (1884 - 1950), as Hans Effenberger
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Friede, mein Herz
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Available translation(s): ENG ITA
Friede, mein Herz,
Laß die Zeit für das Scheiden süß sein,
Laß es nicht einen Tod sein,
Sondern Vollendung.
Laß Liebe in Erinn'rung schmelzen
Und Schmerz in Lieder.
[...
]1
Laß die letzte Berührung deiner Hände sanft sein,
Wie die Blume der Nacht.
Steh still, steh still, o wundervolles Ende,
Für einen Augenblick
Und sage deine letzten Worte in Schweigen.
Ich neige mich vor dir
Ich halte meine Lampe in die Höhe,
Um dir auf deinen Weg zu leuchten.

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright © 2004
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Pace, mio cuore", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2003-10-20
Line count: 16
Word count: 79

Pace, mio cuore
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Pace, mio cuore,
Lascia che dolce sia il tempo del congedo,
lascia che morte non sia,
ma compimento.
Lascia che l'amore si sciolga nel ricordo
E il dolore nei canti.
 
Lascia che dolce sia l'ultimo tocco delle tue mani,
simile a un fiore nella notte.
Indugia, indugia ancora, o meravigliosa fine,
ancora per un attimo
e pronuncia nel silenzio le tue estreme parole.
Mi inchino al tuo cospetto,
e sollevo in alto la mia lampada
per farti luce sul tuo cammino.

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Word count: 81