by Else Lasker-Schüler (1869 - 1945)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Aus mir braust finst're Tanzmusik
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Aus mir braust finst're Tanzmusik
Meine Seele kracht in tausend Stücken!
Der Teufel holt sich mein Missgeschick
Um es ans brandige Herz zu drücken.

Die Rosen fliegen mir aus dem Haar
Und mein Leben saust nach allen Seiten,
So tanz' ich schon seit tausend Jahr,
Seit meiner ersten Ewigkeiten

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  • ENG English (Michael P Rosewall) , copyright © 2022, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Ma chanson de danse", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2012-11-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 49

Ma chanson de danse
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Une sombre musique de danse sort de moi
Mon âme éclate en mille morceaux !
Le diable se saisit de mon malheur
Pour le presser sur un cœur gangrené.

Les roses s'envolent de mes cheveux
Et ma vie file de tous côtés,
Je danse ainsi depuis mille ans déjà,
Depuis mes premières éternités.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2012-12-03
Line count: 8
Word count: 53