by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850)
Translation © by Melissa Malde

Horch, wie still es wird im dunkeln Hain
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE
Horch, wie still es wird im [dunkeln]1 Hain,
Mädchen, wir sind sicher und allein.

Still versäuselt hier am Wiesenhang
Schon der Abendglocke müder Klang.

Auf den Blumen, die sich dir verneigt,
Schlief das letzte Lüftchen ein und schweigt.

Sagen darf ich dir, wir sind allein,
Daß mein Herz ist ewig, ewig dein.

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1 Schoeck, Wolf: "dunklen"


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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Melissa Malde) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Tranquille certitude", copyright © 2011, (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: 8
Word count: 52

Listen, how quiet the dark wood has...
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Listen, how quiet the dark wood has become,
Darling girl, we are safe and alone.

Here on the sloping meadow
The tired pealing of the evening bell murmurs quietly.

Upon the flowers, that bow to you,
The last breeze falls asleep and is silent.

Now I may tell you, since we are alone,
That my heart is yours forever.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-09-22
Line count: 8
Word count: 59