Translation © by Amy Pfrimmer

Der Kirschbaum blüht, ich sitze da im...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG
Der Kirschbaum blüht, ich sitze da im Stillen;
Die Blüte sinkt und mag die Lippen füllen,
Auch sinkt der Mond schon in der Erde Schooß,
und schien so munter, schien so rot und groß!
Die Sterne blinken zweifelhaft im Blauen,
Und leidens nicht, sie weiter anzuschauen!

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Confirmed with Armuth, Reichthum, Schuld und Buße der Gräfin Dolores- eine wahre Geschichte zur lehrreichen Unterhaltung armer Fräulein (Dritte Abtheilung. Schuld), zweiter Band mit Melodien, Berlin: in der Realschul Buchhandlung [no year], page 322.


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Amy Pfrimmer) , "Restless sleep", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 6
Word count: 46

Restless sleep
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The cherry tree blossoms, I sit here in stillness; 
the blossom drops and fills her lips, 
The moon, too, sinks into the earth's bosom, 
and seems so cheerful, shining so red and immense! 
The stars blink uncertainly in the blue, 
and do not suffer themselves to be seen any longer!


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This text was added to the website: 2019-07-08
Line count: 6
Word count: 50