Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Ich fühle Deinen Odem
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Azerbaijani (Azərbaycan dili) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE SPA
Ich fühle Deinen Odem
  Mich überall umwehn --
Wohin die Augen schweifen
  Wähn' ich, Dein Bild zu sehn!

Im Meere meiner Gedanken
  Kannst Du nur untergehn
Um, wie die Sonne, Morgens
  Schön wieder aufzustehn!

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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) , "I feel thy breath in sweetness"
  • 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
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Andrew Schneider) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-14
Line count: 8
Word count: 33

I feel your breath
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
I feel your breath
Wafting about me everywhere.
Wherever my eyes look
I imagine I am seeing your image.
In the ocean of my thoughts
You can only be submerged
In order to rise again in beauty
Like the sun in the morning.

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Translated titles:
"Ich fühle deinen Odem" = "I feel your breath"
"Dein Bild" = "Your image"


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This text was added to the website: 2013-10-03
Line count: 8
Word count: 43