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by Klaus Groth (1819 - 1899)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Mein wundes Herz verlangt nach milder...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Mein wundes Herz verlangt nach milder Ruh',
O hauche sie ihm ein!
Es fliegt dir weinend, bange schlagend zu --
O hülle du es ein!

Wie wenn ein Strahl durch schwere Wolken bricht,
So winkest du ihm zu:
O lächle fort mit deinem milden Licht!
Mein Pol, mein Stern bist du!

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Klaus Groth's Gesammelte Werke. Vierter Band. Plattdeutsche Erzählungen - Hochdeutsche Gedichte, Kiel und Leipzig, Verlag von Lipsius & Tischer, 1893, page 176.


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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2022, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "My wounded heart", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Mon cœur blessé", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 50

My wounded heart
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
My wounded heart longs for milder rest,
O breath it in!
It flies toward you weeping, throbbing with fear -
O enfold it!

As when a sunbeam breaks through heavy clouds,
So do you beckon to it:
O smile forth with your gentle light!
You are my pole, my star!

Authorship:

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

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 50