Translation © by Emily Ezust

Die Gletscher leuchten
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Die Gletscher leuchten 
Im Mondenlicht, 
Und Thränen feuchten 
Mein Angesicht.
Die Stürme sausen,
Die Möven schrein,
Die Wogen brausen,
Ich denke dein!

Das Land entschwindet 
Schon fern dem Blick,
[Doch zu dir]1 findet 
Mein Herz zurück;
Ich will ihm Schwingen
Des Liedes leihn,
Es soll dir singen: 
Ich denke dein!

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1 Amadei: "Zu dir doch"


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  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by D. Federman ; composed by Mathilde, Baroness Willy de Rothschild.

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The glaciers shine", copyright © 2012

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This text was added to the website: 2009-09-22
Line count: 16
Word count: 50

The glaciers shine
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The glaciers shine
In the moonlight
And tears wet
My face.
The storms bluster,
The sea-gulls cry,
The waves roar;
I think of you!

The land vanishes,
Already far from view,
But my heart finds
Its way back to you.
I will endow it
with the wings of Song;
It shall sing to you:
I think of you!


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2012 by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website: 2012-11-16
Line count: 16
Word count: 58