by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Flammenauge, dunkles Haar
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE ITA
Flammenauge, dunkles Haar,
Knabe wonnig und verwogen,
Kummer ist durch dich hinein
in mein armes Herz gezogen!

Kann in Eis der Sonne Brand,
sich in Nacht der Tag verkehren?
Kann die heisse Menschenbrust
atmen ohne Glutbegehren?

Ist die Flur so voller Licht,
daß die Blum' im Dunkel stehe?
Ist die Welt so voller Lust,
daß das Herz in Qual vergehe?

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Flaming eyes, dark hair", copyright ©
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Occhi di brace, chioma corvina", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Mimi Ezust

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2015-02-15 17:14:03
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Word count: 60

Occhi di brace, chioma corvina
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Occhi di brace, chioma corvina,
fanciullo delizioso e audace,
per causa tua il dolore
è penetrato nel mio povero cuore!

Può il calore del sole diventare ghiaccio
e il giorno trasformarsi in notte?
Può il petto ardente di un uomo
respirare senza bramare di desiderio?

Forse che i prati sono così pieni di luce,
affinché i fiori stiano al buio?
Forse che il mondo è così pieno di piaceri,
affinché il cuore si perda nei tormenti?

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Text added to the website: 2012-09-24 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:03
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Word count: 76