Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Schön ist's, wenn zwei Sterne
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Schön ist's, wenn zwei Sterne
Nah sich stehn am Firmament,
Schön, wenn zweier Rosen
Röte ineinander brennt.

Doch in Wahrheit! immer
Ist's am schönsten anzusehn:
Wie zwei, so sich lieben,
Selig beieinander stehn.

E. Wooge sets stanza 1

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Line count: 8
Word count: 33

It is beautiful, when two stars
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
It is beautiful, when two stars
Stand close to each other upon the firmament,
Beautiful, when two roses'
Redness burns one within the other.

But in truth, always
The most beautiful thing to gaze upon is
How two, who love each other,
Are standing together in bliss.

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Translated titles:
"Der schönste Anblick" = "The most beautiful sight"
"Der schönste Augenblick" = "The most beautiful moment"


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This text was added to the website: 2013-09-12
Line count: 8
Word count: 47