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

«Sag, wo ist dein schönes Liebchen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
«Sag, wo ist dein schönes Liebchen,
Das du einst so schön besungen,
Als die zaubermächtgen Flammen
Wunderbar dein Herz durchdrungen?»

Jene Flammen sind erloschen,
Und mein Herz ist kalt und trübe,
Und dies Büchlein ist die Urne
Mit der Asche meiner Liebe.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-02-26
Line count: 8
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Dis, où est ta jolie bien‑aimée
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
"Dis, où est ta jolie bien-aimée,
Que naguère tu as si joliment chantée,
Alors que des flammes à la puissante magie
Traversaient merveilleusement ton coeur?"

Ces flammes se sont éteintes,
Et mon coeur est froid et trouble,
Et ce petit livre est l'urne
Contenant les cendres de mon amour.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-04-27
Line count: 8
Word count: 49