by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Auf des Gartens Mauerzinne
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Auf des Gartens Mauerzinne,
bebt noch eine einz'ge Ranke,
also bebt in meinem Sinne,
schmerzlich nur noch ein Gedanke.
Kaum vermag ich ihn zu fassen,
aber dennoch von mir lassen,
will er, ach, zu keiner Frist.
Und so denk ich ihn und trage
alle Nächte, alle Tage,
mit mir fort die dumpfe Klage,
daß du mir verloren bist.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Emmanuel Geibel, zweiundsiebzigste Auflage, Stuttgart, Verlag der J G Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1873.


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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "In the autumn", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "En automne", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (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: 11
Word count: 58

In the autumn
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 On the top of the garden wall
 there quivers a single last vine,
 just as in my mind there quivers
 painfully a single thought.
 I can hardly catch it,
 but it will not leave me alone,
 alas, not even for one second.
 And so I contemplate it, and endure
 all the nights and days,
 and with me always is the hollow lament,
 that you are lost to me.


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 11
Word count: 69