My river runs to thee
My river runs to thee:
Blue sea, wilt welcome me?
My river waits reply.
Oh sea, look graciously!
I'll fetch thee brooks
From spotted nooks, -
Say, sea, take me!
Translation(s): GER ITA
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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)
- by Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990), "My river runs to thee", published 1947 [SSAA chorus and piano or orchestra], from From Emily's Diary [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990), "My river runs to thee", c1920-31, published 1931 [medium voice and piano], from Songs from Emily Dickinson [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by William Hawley (b. 1950), "My River Runs to Thee", first performed 1995 [SSAATTBB chorus a cappella], from Four Reveries, no. 3. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Andrew Hudson , "My river runs to thee", from Four Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 4. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by David Sisco , "The outlet", 2007 [soprano and piano], from Love is..., no. 7. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Gitta Steiner (1932 - 1990), "My river runs to thee", published 1971 [SATB chorus a cappella], from Five Poems for Mixed Chorus [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , no title, copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Zu dir, Meer, ströme ich
Language: German (Deutsch) after the English
Zu dir, Meer, ströme ich:
Heißt du willkommen mich?
Mein Strom möcht Antwort, Meer,
blick freundlich zu mir her!
Ich hol dir Nass
aus Au und Gras -
So sprich, -
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Text added to the website: 2018-06-22.
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