by Otto Erich Hartleben (1864 - 1905)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Heimweh
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CHI ENG FRE ITA NYN
 Lieblich klagend - ein krystallnes Seufzen
 Aus Italiens alter Pantomime,
 Klingts herüber: wie Pierrot so holzern,
 So modern sentimental geworden.

 Und es tönt durch seines Herzens Wüste,
 Tönt gedämpft durch alle Sinne wieder,
 Lieblich klagend - ein krystallnes Seufzen
 Aus Italiens alter Pantomime.

 Da vergißt Pierrot die Trauermienen!
 Durch den bleichen Feuerschein des Mondes,
 Durch des Lichtmeers Fluten - schweift die Sehnsucht
 Kühn hinauf, empor zum Heimathimmel
 Lieblich klagend - ein krystallnes Seufzen!

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , title 1: "Heimlengt", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Mimmi Fulmer) (Ric Merritt) , title 1: "Homesickness", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Nostalgia", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (汉语 / 漢語) (Yen-Chiang Che) , title 1: "鄉愁", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Nostalgie", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Nostalgie
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Se plaignant doucement -- un soupir cristallin
Issu de vieilles pantomimes italiennes,
Revient en écho : comme Pierrot si raide,
Devenu si sentimental comme c'est la mode.

Et cela sonne à travers le désert de son cœur,
Sonne en sourdine à travers tous ses sens à nouveau,
Se plaignant doucement -- un soupir cristallin
Issu de vieilles pantomimes italiennes.

Maintenant Pierrot oublie les airs tragiques !
À la lueur pâle de la lune,
À travers les flots de la mer de lumière -- s'élève la nostalgie
Hardiment, jusqu'au ciel de la patrie,
Se plaignant doucement -- un soupir cristallin !

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