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Sei gegrüßt, du Waldesrauschen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sei gegrüßt, du Waldesrauschen,
Goldig grüne Dämmerluft!
Will dem Wehn des Windes Lauschen,
Baden mich in Blumenduft,

Horchen auf des Bachs Geriesel,
Der in Laub und Schilf versteckt,
Springend über bunte Kiesel,
Zarte Uferblumen neckt.

Auf dem Mose will ich liegen,
Eingewiegt in Waldesruh,
Die Gedanken aber fliegen
In das Tal dem Liebchen zu.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Gustav Kastropp, König Elf’s Lieder. Eine lyrische Rhapsodie, Zweite Auflage, Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp., 1877, page 22

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Greetings to you, soughing of the forest", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-03-11.
Last modified: 2017-06-13 12:12:56
Line count: 12
Word count: 54

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Greetings to you, soughing of the forest

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Greetings to you, soughing of the forest,
Golden-green twilight air!
I wish to listen to the blowing of the wind,
To bathe in the scent of the flowers.

To listen to the murmuring of the brook,
Which, hidden in foliage and reeds,
Leaping over colourful pebbles,
Teases the flowers along its banks.

I wish to lie upon the moss,
Rocked to sleep in the forest’s peace,
But my thoughts fly
Into the valley toward my beloved.

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Text added to the website: 2017-06-14.
Last modified: 2017-06-14 11:39:18
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Word count: 76