by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Effimia Gianniou

Ich will meine Seele tauchen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG FIN FRE GRE HEB ITA SPA
Ich will meine Seele tauchen
In den Kelch der Lilie hinein;
Die Lilie soll klingend hauchen
Ein Lied von der Liebsten mein.

Das Lied soll schauern und beben
Wie der Kuß von ihrem Mund,
Den sie mir einst gegeben
In wunderbar süßer Stund'.

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 115.


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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Vull endinsar la meva ànima", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Ik dompel dit liefdesliedje", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "In de kelk van de lelie wil 'k baden", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "I want to delve my soul", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (John Todhunter) , appears in Heine's Book of Songs, first published 1907
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 7, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Θέλω να βουτήξω την ψυχή μου", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Voglio tuffare la mia anima", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POL Polish (Polski) (Aleksander Kraushar) , first published 1880
  • POL Polish (Polski) (Stanisław Budziński) , no title
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "Quiero zambullir mi alma", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: René Slot , Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]
Thélō na voytī́xō tīn psychī́ moy
Language: Greek (Ελληνικά)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Thélō na voytī́xō tīn psychī́ moy
ston kályka tōn krínōn
étsi poy to kríno m’ éna stenagmó
na apopneýsei erōtikó tragoýdi

Éna tragoýdi flogeró ki anatrichiastikó
ópōs to filí ap’ to stóma tīs
poy moy édōse mia méra
se mia ypérocha glykiá stigmī́

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