by Julius Mosen (1803 - 1867)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Wie ist so ruhig, klar und rein
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Wie ist so ruhig, klar und rein
Dein liebes Angesicht,
So wie im Lenz der Mondenschein
Ein träumerisches Licht!

Ich gehe Nächtens nie allein,
Dein holdes Bild geht mit,
Und selbst der Mond in hellem Schein
Hält mit mir Tritt und Schritt.

Doch geh' ich in mein Kämmerlein
Und drück' die Augen zu,
So schwindet zwar der Mondenschein,
Doch, Liebchen, niemals du.

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How calm, clear, and pure
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
How calm, clear, and pure
Thy dearest face appears!
As much so as the moon's glow
In spring dreamily lights our way!

I never go alone by night,
but your fair image attends me,
and the moon, shining ever brightly
keeps pace with me alone.

But still I go back to my chamber,
and compel mine eyes to close.
So it is that the moonlight fades,
But, dearest, you never shall.

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Translations of title(s):
"Der Mond und Sie" = "The Moon and Her"
"Wie ist so ruhig" = "How calm"


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This text was added to the website: 2020-03-28
Line count: 12
Word count: 71