by Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847 - 1885)
Translation by Robert Franz Arnold (1872 - 1938)

O, naar Maanens Straaler milde spille
Language: Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): FRE
TOVE
 O, naar Maanens Straaler milde spille,
 Naar cmkring mig Alt er tyst og stille,
 Da er Vand mig ikke Søens Vove,
 Træer ej de dunkle, tavse Skove,
 Sky ej, hvad mig Himlens Hvælving dølger.
 Dal og Bakke ikke Jordens Bølger,
 Form ej Form og Farven ikke Farve,
 Alt : et Udtryk for hvad Gud har drømt.

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Confirmed with J. P. Jacobsen Udvalgte Digte, Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Vorlag, Kjøbenhavn og Kristiana, 1919


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O, wenn des Mondes Strahlen (Tove)
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA
Tove:
 Oh, wenn des Mondes Strahlen leise gleiten,
 und Friede sich und Ruh durchs All verbreiten,
 nicht Wasser dünkt mich dann des Meeres Raum,
 und jener Wald scheint nicht Gebüsch und Baum.
 Das sind nicht Wolken, die den Himmel schmücken,
 und Tal und Hügel nicht der Erde Rücken,
 und Form und Farbenspiel, nur eitle Schäume,
 und alles Abglanz nur der Gottesträume.

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  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , title unknown, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title unknown, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title unknown, copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Word count: 61