Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Die helle Sonne leuchtet
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Azerbaijani (Azərbaycan dili) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Die helle Sonne leuchtet
  Auf's weite Meer hernieder,
Und alle Wellen zittern
  Von ihrem Glanze wieder.

Du spiegelst Dich, wie die Sonne,
  Im Meere meiner Lieder!
Sie alle glühn und zittern
  Von Deinem Glanze wieder!

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Confirmed with Die Lieder des Mirza-Schaffy mit einem Prolog von Friedrich Bodenstedt, Einunddreißigste Auflage, Berlin, Verlag der Königlichen Geheimen Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei, 1870, page 124.


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  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) (William Stigand, né Stigant) , "The golden sun it shineth"
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-20
Line count: 8
Word count: 35

The bright sun shines
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The bright sun shines
Down upon the wide ocean,
And all the waves tremble
In response to her effulgence.

Like the sun, you are reflected
In the ocean of my songs!
They all glow and tremble
In response to your effulgence!

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Translated titles:
"Die helle Sonne leuchtet" = "The bright sun shines"
"Nachklänge (2)" = "Echoes (2)"
"Die helle Sonne" = "The bright sun"
"An Zuleikha" = "To Suleika"
"Zuleikha" = "Suleika"


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This text was added to the website: 2013-10-03
Line count: 8
Word count: 41