The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

Stille schafft sie in der Kammer

Language: German (Deutsch)

Stille schafft sie in der Kammer
Und der Hof liegt längst verödet.
Im Hollunder vor der Kammer
Kläglich eine Amsel flötet.

Silbern schaut ihr Bild im Spiegel
Fremd sie an im Zwielichtscheine
Und verdämmert fahl im Spiegel
Und ihr graut vor seiner Reine.

Traumhaft singt ein Knecht im Dunkel
Und sie starrt von Schmerz geschüttelt.
Röte träufelt durch das Dunkel.
Jäh am Tor der Südwind rüttelt.


Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

List of language codes

About the headline (FAQ)

Submitted by Bertram Kottmann

Authorship


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):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Sfaccenda silenziosa nella stanza", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-02-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:06
Line count: 12
Word count: 66

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

She works softly in the chamber

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

She works softly in the chamber 
and the farm lies long deserted. 
In the elders by the chamber 
woefully a blackbird warbles. 

Silverly and strangely mirrored 
shines her image in the gloaming,
turning paler in the mirror, 
and she’s dreading its appearance. 

In the dark a farmhand’s singing,
unreal, and she stares grief-stricken.
Redness trickles through the darkness.
At the door the south-wind rattles.


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.

About the headline (FAQ)

Translation of title "Stille schafft sie in der Kammer" = "She works softly in the chamber"

Authorship

  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2016 by Bertram Kottmann, (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.

    Bertram Kottmann. Contact:
    <BKottmann (AT) t-online.de>


    If you wish to commission a new translation, please contact:
    licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
    (licenses at lieder dot net)




Based on

 

Text added to the website: 2016-12-18.
Last modified: 2016-12-18 19:29:18
Line count: 12
Word count: 64