by Johannes Schlaf (1862 - 1941)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Winter
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE NOR
Der schönste Cherub kommt;
mit weitweißen sanften Schwingen 
schimmert er durchs Dunkel:
kalt, starr und schaurig und süß
wie der Wille Gottes,
heimatliederumraunt.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Hiver", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "Vinter", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 6
Word count: 23

Hiver
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Le plus beau des Chérubins arrive ;
avec des ailes larges, blanches, douces,
il brille à travers l'obscurité :
froid, immobile, et terrible et doux
comme la volonté de Dieu,
chuchotant des chants de la patrie.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-05
Line count: 6
Word count: 36