SCHLIESSE MIR DIE AUGEN ... BOTH MY EYES, COME ...
Theodor Stormtr. Bertram Kottmann

Schliesse mir die Augen beide
mit den lieben Händen zu;
geht doch alles, was ich leide,
unter deiner Hand zur Ruh.
Und wie leise sich der Schmerz
Well' um Welle schlafen leget,
wie der letzte Schlag sich reget,
füllest du mein ganzes Herz.

Both my eyes, come, close and cover
with your dear and loving hands;
every ache from which I suffer
under them calms down and ends.
And as gently pain and smart,
wave by wave have been submerging,
as the final throb is surging,
then you flow through all my heart.

Trans. Copyright © Bertram Kottmann 2009


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