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

Auf dem Teich, dem Regungslosen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG 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
  • ENG English [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2018, (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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Word count: 57

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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Line count: 12
Word count: 65