Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Und du kamest in mein Haus
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Und du kamest in mein Haus,
kamst mit deinen schwarzen Blicken;
sah ich ferne Palmen nicken
und du gabst mir deinen Strauß.

Gabst die zitternden Narzissen,
die wir in der [Wüste]1 pflückten.
Deine schwarzen Locken schmückten
meines Divans rote Kissen.

Kehre wieder in mein Haus,
laß die wilden Blumen blühen,
unsre junge Lippen glühen,
Gib mir, gib mir deinen Strauß!

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This text is also titled "Berückung" with the change noted below.
1 Dehmel (in "Berückung") and Szymanowski: "Wildnis"


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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Donne-moi !", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Donne‑moi !
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Et tu vins dans ma maison,
vins avec ton regard noir ;
je vis de lointaines palmes se courber
et tu me donnas ton bouquet.

Tu donnas le narcisse tremblant,
que nous avions cueilli dans l'ivresse.
Tes boucles noires ornaient
les rouges coussins de mon divan.

Reviens dans ma maison
fais fleurir les fleurs sauvages,
briller nos jeunes lèvres,
Donne-moi, donne-moi ton bouquet !


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This text was added to the website: 2010-03-29
Line count: 12
Word count: 64