You can help us modernize! The present website has been online for a very long time and we want to bring it up to date. As of May 6, we are $2,380 away from our goal of $15,000 to fund the project. The fully redesigned site will be better for mobile, easier to read and navigate, and ready for the next decade. Please give today to join dozens of other supporters in making this important overhaul possible!

The LiederNet Archive

Much of our material is not in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
Printing texts or translations without the name of the author or translator is also illegal.
You must use the copyright symbol © when you reprint copyright-protected material.

For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
Please read the instructions below the translations before writing!
In your e-mail, always include the names of the translators if you wish to reprint something.

Entzückung

Language: German (Deutsch)

Tag voll Himmel! da aus Lauras Blicken
Mir der Liebe heiligstes Entzücken
In die wonnetrunkne Seele drang!
Und, von ihrem Zauber hingerissen,
Ich der Holden, unter Feuerküssen,
An den süßbeklommnen Busen sank!

Goldner sah ich Wolken sich besäumen,
Jedes Blättchen auf den Frühlingsbäumen
Schien zu flüstern: Ewig, ewig dein!
Glücklicher, in solcher Taumelfülle,
Werd' ich, nach verstäubter Erdenhülle,
Kaum in Edens [Mirtenlauben]1 seyn.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

List of language codes

View original text (without footnotes)

Confirmed with Gedichte von Friedrich von Matthisson. Erster Theil. Tübingen, bei Cotta, 1811, page 7; and with Gedichte von Friedrich von Matthisson. Erster Theil. Neueste, sehr vermehrte und vollständigste Ausgabe. Wien 1815. In Commission bey Cath. Gräffer und Härter, page 7.

1 Matthisson (Wien 1815 edition), and Schubert: "Myrthenlauben"

Note: The initial version of this poem, published 1781 and 1783 with the title Laura, is slightly different and has an additional stanza; see below.


Submitted by Melanie Trumbull and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Authorship

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

Another version of this text exists in the database.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Encís", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Verrukking", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Rapture", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ravissement", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2018-05-23 12:17:34

Line count: 12
Word count: 63

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Rapture

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Heaven-filled day! when from Laura’s gaze,
Love’s sacred rapture
Flooded my euphoric Soul!
And, intoxicated by her magic,
I sank, with fiery kisses, to my graceful one,
To her sweetly trembling breast!

Golden-bordered were the clouds I saw,
Every bud of the spring saplings
Seemed to whisper: Always, always yours!
Happier, in such a frenzied state,
Could I hardly be, after [being] covered by dusty earth,
In Eden’s [own] myrtle bower.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The material directly above is protected by copyright and appears here by special permission. If you wish to copy it and distribute it, you must obtain permission or you will be breaking the law. Once you have permission, you must give credit to the author and display the copyright symbol ©. Copyright infringement is a criminal offense under international law.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2015 by Laura Prichard, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

    Contact:

    licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
    (licenses at lieder dot net)



Based on

 

Text added to the website: 2015-12-29 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-12-29 19:13:48

Line count: 12
Word count: 71