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Ja! Ich weiß, woher ich stamme!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ja! Ich weiß, woher ich stamme!
Ungesättigt gleich der Flamme
glühe und verzehr' ich mich.
Licht wird alles, was ich fasse,
Kohle alles, was ich lasse:
Flamme bin ich sicherlich!


Translation(s): ENG

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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: "Behold man", copyright ©


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:43
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Behold man

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Yes! I know where I come from!
As insatiable as a flame,
I smoulder and consume myself.
Everything I seize turns into light,
Everything I let go turns into coal:
Surely I am a flame!


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Hans Fleischer, Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Richard Trunk, Erich Zeisl. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:43
Line count: 6
Word count: 35