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Lob des Weines

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Persian (Farsi)

Gebt meinen Becher! Seht, er überstrahlt
Die blasse Lampe der Vernunft, so wie
Die Sonne die Gestirne überstrahlt!

Gebt meinen Becher! Sämtliche Gebete
Meines Breviers will ich vergessen, alle
Suren des Korans stürz ich in den Wein!

Gebt meinen Becher! Und Gesang erschalle
Und dringe zu den tanzenden Sphären auf
Mit mächtigem Schwung! Ich bin der Herr der Welt!

Translation(s): ENG HEB

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Die Lieder und Gesänge des Hafis, YinYang Media Verlag. ISBN 3-935727-03-8.

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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):

  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Ehud Shapiro) , title 1: "שבחי היין", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "In praise of wine", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-06-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:23
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In praise of wine

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Give me my mug! Behold, it outshines
The pale light of reason, just like
The sun outshines the stars!

Give me my mug! All the prayers
In my breviary would I forget, all
Chapters of the Qur’an, as I plunge into my wine!

Give me my mug! And singing will resound
And penetrate through the dancing spheres
With a powerful flourish! I am the Lord of the World!

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Text added to the website: 2015-12-29.
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