by Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Der Traum
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Im schönsten Garten wallten
Zwei Buhlen Hand in Hand,
Zwo bleiche kranke Gestalten,
Sie sassen in's Blumenland.

Sie küßten sich auf die Wangen,
Sie küßten sich auf den Mund,
Sie hielten sich fest umfangen,
Sie wurden jung und gesund.

Zwei Glöcklein klangen helle,
Der Traum entschwand zur Stund';
Sie lag in der Klosterzelle,
Er fern in Thurmes Grund.


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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El somni", copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De droom", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The dream", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le rêve", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Dr. Gerrit den Hartogh

This text was added to the website: 2004-07-04
Line count: 12
Word count: 58

The dream
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
In the most beautiful of gardens there wandered
Two lovers hand in hand,
Two pale, sick figures,
They sat in the flowery landscape.

They kissed each other's cheeks,
They kissed each other's lips,
They held each other tightly,
They became young and healthy.

Two little bells rang out brightly,
The dream vanished immediately;
She lay in the cell of a nunnery,
He far away in a deep dungeon.


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This text was added to the website: 2013-05-28
Line count: 12
Word count: 68