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

Es leuchtet meine Liebe
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Es leuchtet meine Liebe,
In ihrer dunkeln Pracht,
Wie'n Märchen traurig und trübe,
Erzählt in der Sommernacht.

"Im Zaubergarten wallen
Zwei Buhlen, stumm und allein;
Es singen die Nachtigallen,
Es flimmert der Mondenschein.

"Die Jungfrau steht still wie ein Bildnis,
Der Ritter vor ihr kniet.
Da kommt der Riese der Wildnis,
Die bange Jungfrau flieht.

"Der Ritter sinkt blutend zur Erde,
Es stolpert der Riese nach Haus -"
Wenn ich begraben werde,
Dann ist das Märchen aus.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 151.


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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Mijn liefde straalt heel wonder", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "My love gleams", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 46, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2016-12-02 21:07:45
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My love gleams
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 My love gleams
 in dark splendour,
 like a fairy tale, sad and gloomy,
 told on a summer's night:
 
 "In a magic garden wander
 two lovers, mute and alone;
 nightingales are singing,
 the moonlight glimmers.
 
 "The maiden stands as silent as a picture,
 and the knight kneels before her.
 There comes the giant of the wilderness,
 and the frightened maiden flees.
 
 "The knight sinks bleeding to the ground,
 the giant stumbles home -"
 When I've been buried,
 then will this tale be done.

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

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:32
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Word count: 83