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Wild nights! ‑‑ Wild nights!

Language: English

Wild nights! -- Wild nights!
Were I with thee,
Wild nights should be
Our luxury!

Futile -- the [Wind]1 --
To a heart in port, --
Done with the Compass, --
Done with the Chart!

Rowing in Eden --
Ah! the Sea!
Might I but moor -- Tonight --
In thee!

Translation(s): CHI FRE GER GER ITA

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1 note: sometimes "Winds". Hoiby, Leisner, Rusche, A. Thomas: "Winds"

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Mei Foong Ang) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Walter A. Aue) , "Sturmnacht! - Sturmnacht!", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Notti selvagge! Notti di tempesta!", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2018-07-21T17:21:24
Line count: 12
Word count: 43

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瘋狂的夜‑瘋狂的夜!/ 我確實曾與你一起嗎

Language: Chinese (中文) after the English


徒然─ 是那風 ─

阿─ 那海!

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Translations of title(s):
"Wild nights! Wild nights!" = "瘋狂的夜-瘋狂的夜!"
"Wild Nights!" = "瘋狂的夜!"


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Based on
  • a text in English by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems by Emily Dickinson, first published 1891 FRE GER GER ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): John Coolidge Adams, Dace Aperans, Ernst Bacon, Gloria Coates, Sharon Davis, Emma Lou Diemer, Rudolf Escher, Scott Gendel, Peter Golub, Lee Hoiby, Lori Laitman, David Leisner, Marjorie M. Rusche, Richard Pearson Thomas, Augusta Read Thomas, George Theophilus Walker, Chee Yean Wong. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2018-02-13T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2018-02-13T18:00:59
Line count: 12
Word count: 15