by Hans Böhm (1876 - 1946)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ob ich lach oder ernst bin,
ob ich schaff' oder raste,
Kaum weiss ich davon.
Meine Seele tief innen, die lächelt still.
Hat die Augen geschlossen
und träumt von dir.


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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Love song", copyright © 2009

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This text was added to the website: 2009-09-07
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Word count: 30

Love song
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Whether I laugh or [whether] I am serious,
Whether I create or rest,
I hardly know which.
My soul deep inside me -- it is laughing quietly.
Has closed its eyes
and dreams of you.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2009 by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website: 2009-09-07
Line count: 6
Word count: 34