by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Träume
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ITA
Es kommt die Nacht, reich mit Geschmeiden
geschmückt des blauen Kleides Saum; -
sie reicht mir mild mit ihren beiden
Madonnenhänden einen Traum.

Dann geht sie, ihre Pflicht zu üben,
hinfort die Stadt mit leisem Schritt
und nimmt, als Sold des Traumes, drüben
des kranken Kindes Seele mit.

Confirmed with Rainer Maria Rilke, Werke, kommentierte Ausgabe in vier Bänden, Band 1 Gedichte 1895 bis 1910, herausgegeben von Manfred Engel und Ulrich Fülleborn, Frankfurt am Main und Leipzig: Insel Verlag, 1996, page 28.


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Sogni
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Viene la notte, di gioielli ricca
Resa più bella dall'orlo blu del suo mantello: -
E con tutte e due le sue mani di Madonna
Arriva dolcemente per offrirmi un sogno.
 
Poi si reca ad adempiere il suo compito,
verso la città, con passo lieve
e, per compenso dei sogni,le anime
dei bimbi infermi con sé conduce.

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