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Von waldbekränzter Höhe

Language: German (Deutsch)

Von [waldbekränzter]1 Höhe
  Werf' ich den heißen Blick
Der liebefeuchten Sehe
  Zur Flur, die dich umgrünt, zurück.

Ich senk' ihn auf die Quelle --
  Vermöcht' ich, ach, mit ihr
Zu fließen eine Welle,
  Zurück, o Freund, zu dir, zu dir!

Ich richt' ihn auf die Züge
  Der Wolken über mir --
Ach, flög' ich ihre Flüge,
  Zurück, o Freund, zu dir, zu dir!

Wie wollt' ich dich umstricken,
  Mein Heil und meine Pein,
Mit Lippen und mit Blicken,
  Mit Busen, Herz und Seele dein!


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE

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1 in some versions of Daumer's poem: "***'s schöner"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Von waldbekränzter Höhe", op. 57 (Acht Lieder und Gesänge) no. 1 (<<1871), published 1872, first performed 1872 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Rieter-Biedermann [
     text verified 1 time
    ]

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "From forest-crowned heights", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Des hauteurs couronnées de la forêt", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Kyle Gee) , title 1: "From mountain peaks crowned by the forest", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Van bosbekranste hoogten", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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From mountain peaks crowned by the forest

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

From mountain peaks crowned by the forest,
I cast the burning gaze
of my eyes that glisten with love
back to the pasture flourishing in green around you.

I let my gaze descend to the stream,
ah, if only I were able to splash
along with it as a wave,
back to you, to you my friend!

I direct it to the procession
of clouds that billow above me,
ah, how I would fly with them,
back to you, to you my friend!

How I would ensnare you,
you, my salvation and my suffering,
with lips and with gazes,
with my breast, heart, and soul -- yours!


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Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2014 by Kyle Gee, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2014-01-09.
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