by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by John H. Campbell

Aus den Himmelsaugen droben
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Aus den Himmelsaugen droben
Fallen zitternd goldne Funken
Durch die Nacht, und meine Seele
Dehnt sich liebeweit und weiter.

O ihr Himmelsaugen droben!
Weint euch aus in meine Seele,
Daß von lichten Sternentränen
Überfließet meine Seele.

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From heaven's eyes above
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 From heaven's eyes above
 fall trembling sparks of light
 through the night, and my soul
 stretches itself loving-far and further.
 
 O you heavenly eyes above!
 Cry yourselves out into my soul,
 This weeping star-light
 overflows my soul.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 38