by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Nicht wandle, mein Licht, dort außen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Hungarian (Magyar) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG FIN FRE ITA
Nicht wandle, mein Licht, dort außen
im Flurbereich!
Die Füße würden dir, die zarten,
zu naß, zu weich.

All überströmt sind dort die Wege,
die Stege dir;
so überreichlich tränte dorten
das Auge mir.

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Do not wander, my light, out there", copyright ©
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Pauline Kroger) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Ma lumière, ne te promènes pas là bas dehors", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:25
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Word count: 34

Do not wander, my light, out there
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Do not wander, my light, out there
 in the field!
 Your feet, your tender feet, would get
 too wet, too soft.
 
 All flooded are the paths there,
 and the bridges,
 so amply there
 did my eyes weep.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:25
Line count: 8
Word count: 38