by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Ihr schwarzen Äuglein!
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Ihr schwarzen Äuglein! 
Wenn ihr nur winket,
Es fallen Häuser ein,
Es fallen Städte;
Und diese Leimenwand
Vor meinem Herzen --
Bedenk doch nur einmal --
Die sollt nicht fallen!

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Chanson sicilienne
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ses petits yeux noirs !
Pour une œillade d'elle
Les maisons s'écroulent
Les villes s'écroulent ;
Et ce mur d'argile
Devant mon cœur --
Pensez donc--
Ne devrait pas s'écrouler ?

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This text was added to the website: 2012-09-22
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