by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Auf dem Teich, dem Regungslosen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA
Auf dem Teich, dem Regungslosen,
Weilt des Mondes holder Glanz,
Flechtend seine bleichen Rosen
In des Schilfes grünen Kranz.

Hirsche wandeln dort am Hügel,
Blicken [in]1 die Nacht empor;
Manchmal regt sich das Geflügel
Träumerisch im tiefen Rohr.

Weinend muß mein Blick sich senken;
Durch die tiefste Seele geht
Mir ein süßes Deingedenken,
Wie ein stilles Nachtgebet.

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1 Mendelssohn: "durch"

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "On the pond, the motionless one", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "On the pond's serene reposes", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Sullo stagno, senza un'onda", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Sur l'étang, immobile
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Sur l'étang, immobile,
S'étend l'éclat délicat de la lune
Tissant ses pâles roses
Dans la verte couronne des roseaux.

Des cerfs passent là-bas sur la colline;
Levant le regard [vers]1 la nuit;
Parfois des oiseaux s'agitent,
Rêveurs, au sein des joncs.

En pleurant, je dois abaisser mon regard;
Au plus profond de mon âme passe
Une douce pensée de toi
Comme une silencieuse prière nocturne.

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1 Kienzl : dans

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