by Robert Reinick (1805 - 1852)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

In dem Himmel ruht die Erde
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA
In dem Himmel ruht die Erde,
Mond und Sterne halten Wacht,
Auf der Erd' ein kleiner Garten
Schlummert in der Blumen Pracht.
Gute Nacht, gute Nacht!

In dem Garten steht ein Häuschen,
[Still]1 von Linden überdacht;
[Vor dem kleinen]2 Erkerfenster
Hält ein [Vogel]3 singend Wacht.
Gute Nacht, gute Nacht!

In dem Erker schläft ein Mädchen,
[Träumet]4 von der Blumenpracht;
Ihr im Herzen ruht [der]5 Himmel,
D'rin die [Engel]6 halten Wacht.
Gute Nacht, [gute Nacht!]7

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1 Blodek: "wild"
2 Wolf: "Draußen vor dem"
3 Blodek: "Vöglein"
4 Blodek: "träumend"
5 Lang: "ein"
6 Blodek: "Englein"
7 Lang's manuscript ends with "Gute Gut!" - presumably a typo.


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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Sotto il cielo la terra riposa", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 15
Word count: 74

Sotto il cielo la terra riposa
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Sotto il cielo la terra riposa,
mentre vegliano la luna e le stelle,
Sulla terra un piccolo giardino
Sta dormendo fra lo splendore dei fiori.
Buona notte, buona notte!
Nel giardino sta una piccola casa,
sta nascosta sotto un tetto di tigli;
Davanti alla finestra, sul balcone,
Veglia un uccello cinguettando.
Buona notte, buona notte!
Nella stanza dorme una fanciulla,
Sognando i fiori nel loro splendore;
Riposa il cielo dentro il suo cuore,
e gli angeli vi stanno a vegliare.
Buona notte, buona notte!


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This text was added to the website: 2009-05-11
Line count: 15
Word count: 84