by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Nacht liegt auf den fremden Wegen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Nacht liegt auf den fremden Wegen,
Krankes Herz und müde Glieder; -
Ach, da fließt, wie stiller Segen,
Süßer Mond, dein Licht hernieder;

Süßer Mond, mit deinen Strahlen
Scheuchest du das nächt'ge Grauen;
Es zerrinnen meine Qualen,
Und die Augen übertauen.

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Note: first included in Rheinische Flora, no. 12


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La nuit s'étend sur les chemins...
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
La nuit s'étend sur les chemins étrangers,
Coeur malade et membres las; -
Ah, douce lune, fait couler là,
Ici-bas, ta lumière comme une calme bénédiction.

Avec tes rayons, douce lune,
Chasse l'horreur nocturne;
Mes tourments s'évanouissent
Et mes yeux débordent de rosée.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-04-27
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