by Ricarda Octavia Huch (1864 - 1947)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Was ist in deiner Seele,
was ist in meiner Brust,
daß ich mich dir befehle,
daß du mich lieben mußt?

Vom Haus, wo ich gewohnt
und zart behütet bin,
ziehst du mich, wie der Mond
nachtwandelnd zu dir, zu dir hin.


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Qu'y a‑t‑il dans ton âme
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Qu'y a-t-il dans ton âme,
Qu'y a-t-il dans mon cœur
Qui me fait t'ordonner
Que tu dois m'aimer ?

Hors de la maison où j'habite,
Et où je suis tendrement protégée,
Tu m'attires , comme la lune,
À aller de nuit vers toi, vers toi là-bas.

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Word count: 46