by Karolina Karlovna Pavlova (1807 - 1893)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Glaube mir nicht, wenn du aus meinem...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Glaube mir nicht, wenn du aus meinem Munde
Das Wort vernimmst: "ich liebe dich nicht mehr;"
Dem Flieh'n der See in ihrer Ebbestunde
Glaub' nimmer du, harr' ihrer Wiederkehr.

Es schwillt das Herz in Lieb'- und Schmerzensgluthen,
Ich fühle mich [auf's]1 neu an Dich gebannt,
Und brausend rollen die entwichnen Fluthen 
Zurücke schon zu dem geliebten Strand.

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Confirmed with Aus russischen Dichtern: Lyrisches, Episches, Dramatisches in deutschen Übertragungen, 1887
1 Rothschild: "wie"


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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Do not believe me", copyright © 2012

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Do not believe me
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Do not believe me when from my mouth
you hear the words "I no longer love you"; 
at the hour of low tide, 
never believe the sea has fled -- await its return.

My heart begins to swell again with love and pained fervor;
As if for the first time, I feel myself spellbound by you,
and the escaping waves roll thunderously back  
again to the beloved shore.


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This text was added to the website: 2012-11-20
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