by Theodor Storm (1817 - 1888)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Schließe mir die Augen beide
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE
[Schließe mir]1 die Augen beide
mit den lieben Händen zu;
geht doch alles, was ich leide,
unter deiner Hand zur Ruh.
Und wie leise sich der Schmerz
Well' [um]2 Welle schlafen [leget]3,
[wie]4 der letzte Schlag sich [reget]5,
füllest du mein ganzes Herz.

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1 Karg-Elert: "Schliess mir du"
2 Wolff: "und"
3 Greger: "legt"
4 Karg-Elert: "wenn"
5 Greger: "regt"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Jakob Kellner) , "Close both my eyes", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Elisabeth Siekhaus) , "Close both my eyes", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , "Both my eyes, come, close and cover", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Florence Z. Marshall) , "Come and close my aching eyelids"
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright © 2012
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Ferme-moi les deux yeux", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Jakob Kellner

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2016-03-01 23:12:17
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Close both of my eyes for me
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Close both of my eyes for me
with your beloved hands;
then everything that makes me suffer
will, beneath your hands, go silent.
And as the pain gently drifts,
wave by wave, off to sleep,
as the last surge ripples,
you fill my entire heart.

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Translation of Rothschild's title: "To forget pain"

Authorship

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

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Text added to the website: 2012-12-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:06
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Word count: 45