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Translation © by Emily Ezust

Bei Dir!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Mit meiner Liebe, meinem Glücke,
Bist du gezogen übers Meer.
Dich suchen meine feuchten Blicke,
Und finden ach! Dich nimmermehr.
Doch strahlt in meinen tiefen Jammer
Ein einz'ger Sonnenstrahl so mild,
Denn drinn' in meines Herzens Kammer 
lebt fort und fort dein süßes Bild
drum kehr' ich oftmals in mir ein,
um nur recht viel, bei dir zu sein!


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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "With you!", copyright © 2012

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This text was added to the website: 2012-11-20
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With you!
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
With my love, my happiness,
You have gone across the sea.
My wet eyes search for you
and, ah! no longer find you.
But into my deep misery shines
A single ray of sunlight so mild;
for in the core of my heart
your sweet image lives on and on
so I often look inside myself 
To be with you as often as possible!

Translation revised with very helpful suggestions by Bertram Kottmann.


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

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This text was added to the website: 2012-11-27
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Word count: 64