Translation © by Lau Kanen

Waldseligkeit
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE IRI SPA
Der Wald beginnt zu rauschen,
den Bäumen naht die Nacht,
als ob sie selig lauschen,
berühren sie sich sacht.

Und unter ihren Zweigen,
da bin ich ganz allein,
da bin ich ganz mein eigen :
ganz nur Dein!

Confirmed with Richard Dehmel, Gesammelte Werke in drei Bände, Erster Band, S. Fischer Verlag, Berlin, 1920, Erlösungen, page 55.


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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)

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Zalige bosrust", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Bliss in the woods", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Addie Funk) , "Forest solitude"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Béatitude en forêt", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , "Aoibhneas sna Coillte", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfredo García) , "Felicidad del bosque", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2015-10-28 13:30:31
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Zalige bosrust
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Het woud begint te ruisen,
De bomen nadert nacht,
Alsof zij zalig luist’ren,
Beroeren z’ elkaar zacht.

Onder hun bladgewelven,
Daar ben ik heel alleen,
Daar ben ik gans mijzelve: 
[Van jou]1 alleen!

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Bij Strauss worden deze twee woorden eenmaal herhaald.

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2018 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2018-11-29 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-03-02 15:06:42
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Word count: 33