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An Chloen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Munterkeit ist meinen Wangen,
Den Augen Glut und Sprach entgangen;
Der Mund will kaum ein Lächeln wagen;
Kaum will der welke Leib sich tragen,
Der Bluhmen am Mittage gleicht,
Wann Flora lechzt und Zephyr weicht.

Doch merk ich, wann sich Chloe zeiget,
Daß mein entflammter Blick nicht schweiget, 
Und Suada nach den Lippen flieget; 
Ein glühend Roth im Antlitz sieget,
Und alles sich an mir verjüngt, 
Wie Bluhmen, die der Thau durchdringt. 

Ich seh auf sie mit bangem Sehnen,
Und kann den Blick nicht weggewöhnen:
Die Anmuth, die im Auge wachet
Und um die jungen Wangen lachet,
Zieht meinen weggewichnen Blick
Mit güldnen Banden stets zurück.

Mein Blut strömt mit geschwindern Güssen;
Ich brenn, ich zittre, sie zu küssen;
Ich suche sie mit wilden Blicken,
Und Ungeduld will mich ersticken,
Indem ich immer sehnsuchtsvoll
Sie sehn und nicht umarmen soll.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA

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F. Schubert sets stanzas 1, 3-4

Confirmed with Sämtliche Poetische Werke von J. P. Uz. Erster Band. Leipzig in der Dykischen Buchhandlung. 1768, pages 17-18; and with Poetische Werke von Johann Peter Uz. Zweyter Band. Nach seinen eigenhändigen Verbesserungen herausgegeben von Christian Felix Weisse. Wien. Bey J. V. Degen, Buchdrucker und Buchhändler. 1805, pages 13-14.


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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "A Cloe", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan Chloë", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To Chloe", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "To Chloe", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À Chloé", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "A Cloe", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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