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Geliebter, wo zaudert

Language: German (Deutsch)

Geliebter, wo zaudert
Dein irrender Fuß?
Die Nachtigall plaudert
Von Sehnsucht und [Kuß]1.

Es flüstern die Bäume
Im goldenen Schein,
Es schlüpfen mir Träume
Zum Fenster [herein]2.

Ach! kennst du das Schmachten
Der klopfenden Brust?
Dies Sinnen und Trachten
Voll Qual und voll Lust?

Beflügle die Eile
Und rette mich dir,
Bei nächtlicher Weile
Entfliehn wir von hier.

Die Segel, sie schwellen,
Die Furcht ist nur Tand:
Dort, jenseit den Wellen
Ist väterlich Land.

Die Heimat entfliehet; --
So fahre sie hin!
Die Liebe, sie ziehet
Gewaltig den Sinn.

Horch! wollüstig klingen
Die Wellen im Meer,
Sie hüpfen und springen
Mutwillig einher,

Und sollten sie klagen?
Sie rufen nach dir!
Sie wissen, sie tragen
Die Liebe von hier.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA TUR

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1 Harder: "Lust"
2 Brahms, Harder: "hinein"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Geliefde, wat aarzelt (Sulima)", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "My love, where tarries", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Amato mio, dove indugia", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • TUR Turkish (Türkçe) (Gül Sabar) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52
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Word count: 117

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My love, where tarries

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

My love, where tarries
Your wrongly-treading feet?
The nightingale chatters
About yearning and kisses.

The trees whisper
In the golden luster,
Dreams slip in
Through my window.

Ah! Do you know the pining
Of a throbbing breast?
- these thoughts and hopes
full of pain and full of joy?

Give wing to your haste
And rescue me,
While it remains night;
We shall fly from here.

The sails, they swell,
Fear is but a trifle:
There, beyond the waves
Is our homeland.

Our home recedes.
So let it!
Love draws
the thoughts powerfully.

Hark! ecstatically resound
the waves in the sea.
They bounce and jump
Cheerily along.

And should they lament?
They call for you!
They know that they are carrying
Love from here.


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52
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Word count: 124