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Am Seegestad', in lauen Vollmondnächten

Language: German (Deutsch)

Am Seegestad', in lauen Vollmondnächten,
Denk' ich nur dich!
Zu deines Namens goldnem Zug verflechten
Die Sterne sich.

Die Wildniß glänzt in ungewohnter Helle,
Von dir erfüllt;
Auf jedes Blatt, in jede Schattenquelle
Malt sich dein Bild.

Gern weil' ich, Grazie, wo du den Hügel
Leicht, wie ein Rosenblatt auf Zephyrs Flügel

Am [Hüttchen]1 dort bekränzt' ich dir, umflossen
Von Abendgluth,
Mit Immergrün und jungen Blüthensprossen
Den Halmenhut.

Bei jedem [Lichtwurm in den]2 Felsenstücken,
Als ob die Feen
Da Tänze webten, riefst du voll Entzücken:
Wie schön! wie schön!

Wohin ich blick' und geh', erblick' ich immer
Den Wiesenplan,
Wo wir der Berge Schnee mit Purpurschimmer
Beleuchtet sahn.

Ihr schmelzend Mailied weinte Philomele
Im Uferhain;
Da fleht' ich dir, im Blick die ganze Seele:
Gedenke mein!

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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F. Schubert sets stanzas 1-4, 6-7 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Friedrich von Matthisson. Erster Theil. Tübingen, bei Cotta, 1811, pages 266-267.

First published in Musen-Almanach für 1793, herausgegeben von Joh. Heinr. Voß, Hamburg, bey C.E.Bohn, pages 184-185. This first edition has an additional (third) stanza which was left out in later editions:

Gern wandl' ich, wo des Erlenbaches Krümme
Durch Blumen wallt,
Indeß der holde Nachklang deiner Stimme
Ins Herz mir hallt.

1 Matthisson (Musenalmanach): "Hügel"
2 Matthisson (Musenalmanach): "Feuerwurm in"

Submitted by Ulrich Eisenlohr and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Herinneringen", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , no title, copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Souvenirs", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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