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An Zimmern

Language: German (Deutsch)

 Von einem Menschen sag ich, wenn der ist gut
   Und weise was bedarf er? Ist irgend eins
     Das einer Seele gnüget? ist ein Halm, ist
       Eine gereifeste Reb' auf Erden

 Gewachsen, die ihn nähre? Der Sinn ist deß
   Also. Ein Freund ist oft die Geliebte, viel
     Die Kunst. O Teurer, dir sag ich die Wahrheit.
       Dedalus Geist und des Walds ist deiner.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Guy Laffaille [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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À Zimmer", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2017-03-25 11:38:49

Line count: 8
Word count: 63

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À Zimmer

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

D'un homme je dis, s'il est bon
  Et sage, de quoi a-t-il besoin ? N'y a-t-il rien
    Qui ne satisfasse une âme ? est-ce un épi, est-ce
      Une vigne pleinement mûre qui sur terre

A poussé qui le nourrit ? Son esprit est
  Ainsi. Un ami est souvent la bien-aimée, très souvent
    L'art. Ô cher, à toi je dis la vérité.
      L'esprit de Dédale et de la forêt est tien.

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Ernst Zimmer était un menuisier qui hébergea Hölderlin dans la tour de Tübingen où il passa la seconde moitié de sa vie.


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Text added to the website: 2017-03-25 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-03-25 11:40:37

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Word count: 70