by August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767 - 1845)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Sein Leichenhemd weiß wie Schnee zu sehn
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Available translation(s): FRE ITA
Sein Leichenhemd weiß wie Schnee zu sehn,
Geziert mit Blumensegen,
Das still betränt zum Grab mußt gehn
Von Liebesregen.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Son linceul que l'on voit blanc comme la neige", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-26
Line count: 4
Word count: 19

Il suo sudario come la neve bianco
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Il suo sudario come la neve bianco
Con abbondanza di fiori adornato,
Dovrà scendere nella tomba, in muto rimpianto
Di lacrime d'amore.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-08-13
Line count: 4
Word count: 22