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Singe die Garten

Set by Per Nørgård (b. 1932), "Singe die Garten" [chorus and instrumental ensemble] [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Note: this setting is made up of several separate texts.

Singe die Gärten, mein Herz, die du nicht kennst; wie in Glas
eingegossene Gärten, klar, unerreichbar.
Wasser und Rosen von Ispahan oder Schiras,
singe sie selig, preise sie, keinem vergleichbar.

Zeige, mein Herz, daß du sie niemals entbehrst.
Daß sie dich meinen, ihre reifenden Feigen.
Daß du mit ihren, zwischen den blühenden Zweigen
wie zum Gesicht gesteigerten Lüften verkehrst.

Meide den Irrtum, daß es Entbehrungen gebe
für den geschehnen Entschluß, diesen: zu sein!
Seidener Faden, kamst du hinein ins Gewebe.

Welchem der Bilder du auch im Innern geeint bist
(sei es selbst ein Moment aus dem Leben der Pein),
fühl, daß der ganze, der rühmliche Teppich gemeint ist.

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Du bist die Ruh,
Der Friede mild,
Die Sehnsucht du,
Und was sie stillt.

Ich weihe dir
[Voll]1 Lust und Schmerz
Zur Wohnung hier
Mein Aug' und Herz.

[ ... ]

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Jij bent de rust", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Geart van der Meer) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Lynn Thompson) , "You are peace, the mild peace", copyright © 1997, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "Thou art repose", first published 193-?
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "You are my rest", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "You are my rest", written 2010, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Tu es le repos", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRI Frisian (Geart van der Meer) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Tu sei la pace", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Alexandre Trovon) , "Tu és o repouso", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Confirmed with Oestliche Rosen von Friedrich Rückert. Drei Lesen. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus. 1822, pages 125-126; and with Gesammelte Gedichte von Friedrich Rückert. Vierter Band. Erlangen, Verlag von Carl Heyder. 1837, pages 107-108.

Note: The poem was first published 1822 in Rückert's Oestliche Rosen where all the poems have no titles. In subsequent editions (Erlangen, 1837: Gesammelte Gedichte, Frankfurt a. M., 1868: Gesammelte Poetische Werke) this poem got the title Kehr' ein bei mir!

1 Karg-Elert: "In"
2 Curschmann: "bei mir ein"
3 Curschmann: "Voll"


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Melanie Trumbull and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]