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

Das ist ein schlechtes Wetter
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA SPA
Das ist ein schlechtes Wetter,
Es regnet und stürmt und schneit;
Ich sitze am Fenster und schaue
Hinaus in die Dunkelheit.

Da schimmert ein einsames Lichtchen,
Das wandelt langsam fort;
Ein Mütterchen mit dem Laternchen
Wankt über die Straße dort.

Ich glaube, Mehl und Eier
Und Butter kaufte sie ein;
Sie will einen Kuchen backen
Für's große Töchterlein.

Die liegt zu Hause im Lehnstuhl
Und blinzelt schläfrig ins Licht;
Die goldenen Locken wallen
Über das süße Gesicht.

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "It is terrible weather", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Il fait mauvais temps", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Brutto tempo", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Juan Henríquez Concepción) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , copyright © 2018, (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: 2018-03-15 21:31:55
Line count: 16
Word count: 77

It is terrible weather
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 It is terrible weather:
 it's raining and storming and snowing;
 I sit at the window and gaze
 out into the darkness.
 
 There, a lonely light is gleaming,
 and it moves slowly onward;
 a little old woman with a lantern
 totters across the street there.
 
 Flour and eggs, I think,
 and butter - she has bought;
 she plans to bake a cake
 for her grown-up darling daughter.
 
 She is lying at home in an armchair
 and she blinks sleepily in the light;
 her golden curls straying
 over her sweet face.

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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 10:01:33
Line count: 16
Word count: 90