by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Nach neuen Meeren
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Dorthin - will ich; und ich traue
Mir fortan und meinem Griff.
Offen liegt das Meer, ins Blaue
Treibt mein Genueser Schiff.

Alles glänzt mir neu und neuer,
Mittag schläft auf Raum und Zeit -:
Nur dein Auge - ungeheuer
Blickt michs an, Unendlichkeit!


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "To new seas", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2007-07-04
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To new seas
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Thither - I wish to go, and I trust
Myself forthwith, and my grasp.
The sea lies open [before me], into the blue
Drifts my Genoese ship.

Everything shines new and newer for me
Noonday is sleeping in time and space - :
Only your eye - tremendously
Gazes upon me, Endlessness!


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This text was added to the website: 2011-04-13
Line count: 8
Word count: 52