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Vineta

Language: German (Deutsch)

Aus des Meeres tiefem, tiefem Grunde
klingen Abendglocken, dumpf und matt.
Uns zu geben wunderbare Kunde
von der schönen, alten Wunderstadt.

In der Fluten Schoß hinabgesunken,
blieben unten ihre Trümmer stehn.
Ihre Zinnen lassen goldne Funken
widerscheinend auf dem Spiegel sehn.

Und der Schiffer, der den Zauberschimmer
einmal sah im hellen Abendrot,
nach der selben Stelle schifft er immer,
ob auch ringsumher die Klippe droht.

Aus des Herzens tiefem, tiefem Grunde
klingt es mir wie Glocken, dumpf und matt.
Ach, sie geben wunderbare Kunde
von der Liebe, die geliebt es hat.

Eine schöne Welt ist da versunken,
ihre Trümmer blieben unten stehn,
lassen sich als goldne Himmelsfunken
oft im Spiegel meiner Träume sehn.

Und dann möcht ich tauchen in die Tiefen,
mich versenken in den [Wiederschein]1,
und mir ist, als ob mich Engel riefen
in die alte Wunderstadt herein.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE SPA

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Note: Vineta is the name of a legendary sunken city located somewhere between Pommerania and Rügen
1 Brahms: "Wunderschein"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Vineta", copyright © 2005
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Vineta", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Helga Jost-Weyer) , title 1: "Vineta", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Vineta", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2015-09-25 00:05:19
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Word count: 139

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Vineta

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Uit de zee, haar diepe, diepe gronden,
Klinken avondklokken, dof en mat,
Om iets wonderbaars ons te verkonden
Van de mooie, oude wonderstad.
 
In de schoot der golven afgezonken,
Bleven onder haar ruïnes staan
En haar tinnen doen ons gouden vonken
In de waterspiegel gadeslaan.
 
En de schipper die de lichte baren
Eenmaal zag in 't held're avondrood,
Wil steeds naar diezelfde plek toe varen,
Ook al is de klippendreiging groot.
 
Uit het hart, zijn diepe, diepe gronden
Klinkt het mij als klokken, dof en mat,
Ach, ik hoor iets wonderbaars verkonden
Van de liefde die het ooit bezat.
 
Een paleis vol pracht is daar verzonken,
Zijn ruïnes bleven onder staan,
'k Kan ze vaak als gouden hemelvonken
In mijn dromenspiegel gadeslaan.
 
'k Zou dan willen duiken in het diepe,
Gaan verzinken in dat spieg'lend bad,
En mij is 't, alsof mij eng'len riepen:
Kom naar deze oude wonderstad.


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Text added to the website: 2015-09-25.
Last modified: 2015-09-25 00:05:00
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Word count: 149