by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Hat dich die Liebe berührt
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Hat dich die Liebe berührt,
Still unterm lärmenden Volke
Gehst du in goldner Wolke,
Sicher [vom Gotte]1 geführt.

Nur wie verloren, umher
Lässest die Blicke du wandern,
Gönnst ihre Freuden den Andern,
Trägst nur nach einem Begehr.

Scheu in dich selber verzückt,
Möchtest du [hehlen]2 vergebens,
Daß nun die Krone des Lebens
Strahlend die Stirn dir schmückt.

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Confirmed with Gedichte, vierte, neu durchgesehene und stark vermehrte Auflage, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1889, pages 56-57.

1 Marx: "von Gott"
2 Marx: "leugnen"

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Si l'amour t'a touché", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Si l'amour t'a touché
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Si l'amour t'a touché,
Silencieux parmi les peuples bruyants
Tu vas sur un nuage d'or,
Sûr d'être conduit par Dieu.

Comme perdu, alentour
Tu laisses vagabonder ton regard,
Sans envier la joie des autres,
Tu n'es porté que par un désir.

Effarouché par l'extase qui est en toi
Tu voudrais nier en vain
Que maintenant la couronne de la vie
T'orne le front de ses rayons.

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This text was added to the website: 2012-07-09
Line count: 12
Word count: 66