by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Nacht liegt auf den fremden Wegen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Nacht liegt auf den fremden Wegen,
Krankes Herz und müde Glieder; -
Ach, da fließt, wie stiller Segen,
Süßer Mond, dein Licht hernieder;

Süßer Mond, mit deinen Strahlen
Scheuchest du das nächt'ge Grauen;
Es zerrinnen meine Qualen,
Und die Augen übertauen.

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Note: first included in Rheinische Flora, no. 12

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 41

Night lies on the unfamiliar roads
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 Night lies on the unfamiliar roads;
 a sick heart and tired limbs...
 ah, like a quiet blessing, there flows down,
 sweet moon, your light;

 Sweet moon, with your rays
 You drive away the night horror;
 Away runs my pain,
 And my eyes brim over with tears.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 47