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Nicht mit Engeln im blauem Himmelszelt

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Azerbaijani (Azərbaycan dili)

Nicht mit [Engeln im]1 blauem Himmelszelt,
Nicht mit Rosen [auf]2 duftigem Blumenfeld,
Selbst mit [dem ewigen Sonnenlicht]3,
[Vergleiche]4 ich Zuleikha, mein Mädchen nicht!

Denn der Engel Busen ist [liebesleer]5,
Unter Rosen drohen die Dornen her,
Und die Sonne verhüllt des Nachts ihr Licht,
Sie alle gleichen Zuleikha nicht.

Nichts finden, so weit das Weltall reicht,
Die Blicke, was meiner Zuleikha gleicht!
Schön, dornlos, voll ewigem Liebes-Schein!
Kann sie mit sich selbst nur verglichen sein!

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE POL RUS

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1 Grünberger: "den Engeln, im"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Rubinstein: "im"
3 Bronsart, Mandyczewski: "der ewigen Sonne Licht"
4 Bronsart, Mandyczewski: "Vergleich' "
5 Bronsart, Mandyczewski, Rubinstein: "liebeleer"

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) (William Stigand, né Stigant) , "Not e'en Angels"
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:59

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