Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Doch hatte niemals tiefere Macht dein...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Doch hatte niemals tiefere Macht dein Blick,
als du da, Abschied fühlend, still am Ufer 
standest, schwandest; nur [Dein Auge]1
blieb und bebte über [den Wassern]2.

Dunkel folgte der Schein den leuchtenden Furchen;
und ich sah den [Schaum]3 der tiefen Flut,
sah dein weisses Kleid zerfliessen:
du [stumme Seele]4! --

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1 Zemlinsky : "der Blick noch"
2 Zemlinsky : "dem Wasser"
3 Zemlinsky : "Schein"
4 Zemlinsky : "Seele, Seele"

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Sur la mer", copyright © 2010, (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: 49

Sur la mer
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Jamais ton regard n'avait eu plus profonde force,
quand, sentant l'adieu, silencieuse sur la rive,
tu étais là, chancelante ; seuls tes yeux
restaient là, et tremblaient sur les eaux.

L'obscurité suivit la trace des sillons lumineux ;
et je vis l'écume des flots profonds,
je vis ta robe blanche disparaître :
âme muette !

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This text was added to the website: 2010-03-29
Line count: 8
Word count: 55