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Language: German (Deutsch)

Was will in deinen Augen mir 
das dunkelvolle, fremde Weh,
So still und sehr?
so tief und schwer
wie Stürme, die Ruhe suchten
im Schoß der grauen See.

Versinken will, versinken mir
in dieser Augen tiefen Schoß
mein Herz - und will
wie Du so still,
so wild an Dein Herz schlagen,
dann brechen die Stürme los!

Und will dich wiegen so mit mir
in rasender, lachender Seligkeit
auf freiem Meer!
Bis tief und sehr
die Herzen wieder ruhen,
ruhen vom Sturm und [Leid]1.

Translation(s): FRE

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1 Zemlinsky: "Streit"


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    * FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Les yeux de la mer", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Les yeux de la mer

Language: French (Français)

Que me veut dans tes yeux
Ce mal étrange et sombre,
Si calme et si intense
Si profond et si lourd ?
Pareil aux tempêtes cherchant le repos
Au sein de la mer grise.

Il veut, il veut noyer
Au sein de ces yeux profonds,
Mon cœur - et veut
Quand tu es si calme,
Frapper sauvagement à ton cœur,
Et puis déchaîner la tempête !

Et veut alors te bercer avec moi
Dans une fulgurante et riante félicité,
Sur la haute mer !
Jusqu'à ce que profondément et intensément,
Nos cœurs à nouveau se reposent,
Se reposent de la tempête et [de la douleur]1.

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1 Zemlinsky version: "du combat"


    * Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2010 by Pierre Mathé <pmathe (AT) neuf (DOT) fr>, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. Please contact the copyright-holder(s) when requesting permission to reprint and be sure to give proper credit, which MUST include the copyright symbol ©

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