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Versunken

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es brausen der Liebe Wogen
Und schäumen mir um das Herz;
Zwei tiefe Augen zogen
Mich mächtig niederwärts.

Mich lockte der Nixen Gemunkel,
Die wunderliebliche Mär,
Als ob die Erde dunkel
Und leuchtend die Tiefe wär'!

Als würde die seligste Ferne
Dort unten reizende Näh',
Als könnt' ich des Himmels Sterne
Dort greifen in blauer See.

Nun brausen und schäumen die Wogen
Und hüllen mich allwärts ein,
Es schimmert in Regenbogen
Die Welt von ferne herein.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Drowned", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Sprofondato", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Noyé", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Verzonken", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:49
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Word count: 76

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Drowned

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The waves of love roar
 and foam around my heart;
 Two deep eyes drew
 me powerfully downward.

 I was lured by the chatter of the water sprites 
 and their wondrous, lovely tales,
 as if the earth were dark
 and the depths were lit from beneath!

 As if the blissful far-off thing
 down there were appealingly near,
 As if I could grasp the stars of the sky
 down there in the blue sea.

 Now the waves roar and foam
 and gradually cover me up;
 In the rainbow glistens
 the world from far-away.


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:49
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Word count: 91