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Des Mondes Silberblume lacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Des Mondes Silberblume lacht,
Und ruft mit seelenvollem Blick
In unsre düstre Erdennacht
Der Liebe Paradies zurück.

Vom mächt'gen Arm des Schlafs besiegt,
Entschlummert Sorge, Noth und Pein,
Das Zarte nur und Schöne fliegt
Entfesselt in den Freudenreihn.

Doch seht! die Fluren sind vertauscht,
Das ist die alte Erde nicht,
Ein Feengarten, duftumrauscht,
Voll Nebelschmelz und Zauberlicht.

Der Busen athmet leicht und frei,
Von roher Lebenslast befreit,
Und trinkt in stiller Schwärmerei
Des Himmels volle Seligkeit.

Doch mahnt das Lied der Nachtigall
An seine Welt das weiche Herz. -
In aller Wonne weckt ihr Schall
Den tiefsten Schmerz - der Liebe Schmerz!

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Franz von Schober. Stuttgart und Tübingen. J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag. 1842, page 42; and with Gedichte von Franz von Schober. Zweite, vermehrte Auflage. Leipzig Verlagsbuchhandlung von J. J. Weber. 1865, pages 53-54.

Note: Schubert received all poems from Schober in handwritten form. A (possibly later) autograph of this poem with the title Mondenschein is kept in the Vienna City Library.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Clar de lluna", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Maneschijn", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael Berridge) , "Moonshine", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Clair de lune", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Gianni Franceschi) , "Chiaro di luna", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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