by Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821 - 1891)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Fensterlein, nachts bist du zu
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Fensterlein, nachts bist du zu,
Tust auf dich am Tag mir zu Leide:
Mit Nelken umringelt bist du;
O öffne dich, Augenweide!

Fenster aus köstlichen Stein,
Drinnen die Sonne, die Sterne da draußen,
O Fensterlein heimlich und klein,
Sonne [darinnen und Rosen daraußen]1.

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1 Zemlinsky: "da drinnen und Rosen da draußen"

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Little window, by night you are shut", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Petite fenêtre, la nuit tu es fermée", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Enrico Magnani) , "Finestrella, chiusa nella notte", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfredo García) , "Ventanita, por la noche estás cerrada", copyright © 2004, (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: 43

Little window, by night you are shut
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Little window, by night you are shut,
 and by day, to my sorrow, you are open:
 you are framed with carnations;
 If you were to open, it would be a welcome sight!
 
 Window of precious stone,
 within - sunlight; without - stars;
 O little window, secret and small,
 sun within and roses without.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 54