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

Blaues Sternlein, du sollst schweigen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Blaues Sternlein, du sollst schweigen,
Das Geheimnis gib nicht kund.
Sollst nicht allen Leuten zeigen
Unsern stillen [Liebesbund]1.

Mögen andre stehn in Schmerzen,
Jeder sage, was er will;
Sind zufrieden unsre Herzen,
Sind wir beide gerne still.

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1 Zemlinsky: "Herzensbund"

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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) , "Blue little star", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Petite étoile bleue", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Enrico Magnani) , "Stellina azzurra", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfredo García) , "Estrellita azul", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Blue little star
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Blue little star, be silent -
 do not reveal the secret.
 Do not show everyone
 the silent bond between our hearts.
 
 Others may stand their sorrows -
 let them say what they will;
 Our hearts are satisfied,
 and we happily keep silent.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:31
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Word count: 43