Re: [Cz-L] Der Asra -Heine

From: Miriam Taylor <>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:17:49 -0500
To: "Hardy Breier" <>
Reply-To: Miriam Taylor <>

A translation without adaptations of Heine's poem:

Daily the fair Sultan's daughter
Wanders to and fro at twilight
By the margin of the fountain,
Where the waters white are rippling.
Daily the young slave at twilight
Stands beside the fountain's margin,
Where the waters white are rippling,
Daily grows he pale and paler.
There one evening moved the princess
Toward the slave with words swift-spoken
"Tell me, tell me what thy name is,
Where thy home is, what thy lineage?"
Spake the youthful slave: "My name is
Mahomet, I come from Yemen;
And by birth I am an Asra,
One who dieth when he loves."


On Nov 13, 2014, at 10:09 AM, Hardy Breier wrote:

> Der Motke. ( adaptation from Der Asra by Heine)
> Daily passed the so prekrasna
> Up and down , nachalnyk daughter
> At the evening time at fountain
> Where the waters white are splashing ,
> Daily stood the Jew- boy chlopchek
> At the evening at the fountain
> Where the waters white are splashing.
> Daily he goes pale and paler
> Then one evening came the daughter
> And she asked in words so speedy.
> " Your name you tell me ,your land and nation,
> And the boy said : My name is Motke,
> And I come from land of Canaan,
> And my tribe are those Hebrews
> Those who die when they love,
> Hardy

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