by Heinrich Leuthold (1827 - 1879)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Der Westwind streichelt die Locken
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Der Westwind streichelt die Locken
Schauernder Bäume; wie Schnee
Fallen die Blüthenflocken ...
Klänge der Abendglocken
Zittern über den See.

Oben im Wolkenlosen
Kreiset der Sterne Lauf;
Doch unter Küssen und Kosen
Gehen hier unten Rosen,
Rosen und Lieder auf.

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

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This text was added to the website: 2007-05-31
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Word count: 40

Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The west wind caresses the curls
Of shivering trees; like snow
Fall the blossom petals ...
The sounds of the evening bells
Tremble over the lake.
Up in the cloudless space
The stars circle in their courses;
But with kisses and caressing,
Down here roses,
Roses and songs burst into bloom.


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This text was added to the website: 2011-05-12
Line count: 10
Word count: 51