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Language: German (Deutsch)

Du schweigst und duldest, und sie versteh'n dich nicht,
  Du heilig Leben! welkest hinweg und schweigst
    Denn ach! vergebens bei Barbaren
      Suchst du die Deinen im Sonnenlichte,

Die zärtlichgroßen Seelen, die nimmer sind!
  Doch eilt die Zeit. Noch siehet mein sterblich Lied
    Den Tag, der, Diotima! nächst den
      Göttern mit Helden dich nennt, und dir gleicht.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Friedrich Hölderlin, Sämtliche Gedichte und Hyperion, Frankfurt am Main: Insel Verlag, 1999, page 197.

Note: In Apostel’s op. 9, this song is followed by an orchestral "Interludium".

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)

Set in a modified version by Franz Alfons Wolpert.

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Diotima", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-11-07.
Last modified: 2018-11-08 22:38:43
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Word count: 56

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