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Language: German (Deutsch) after the Persian (Farsi)

Hafis, du bist betrunken
Ich sehs an deinem Schatten,
An diesem Taumelschatten,
Der sich so toll gebärdet,
Als käm er aus dem Tollhaus!

Ei, welch verrückter Schatten
Im allzu hellen Mondschein!
Das fuchtelt und das biegt sich
Und stolpert hin und reckt sich
Aufwärts und nach den Seiten, -
Ei, welch grotesker Schatten,
Welch indiskreter Mondschein!

Nie hab ichs glauben wollen,
Wenn scheltend mich Suleima
Beschwor, ich sei betrunken, -
Jetzt muß ichs wahrlich glauben:
Ich bin ein würdeloser,
Ein aller Anmut barer,
Ein ganz betrunkner Trinker
Mit einem Taumelschatten
Im indiskreten Mondschein!

Translation(s): ENG HEB

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Die Lieder und Gesänge des Hafis, YinYang Media Verlag. ISBN 3-935727-03-8

Submitted by Regina Berlinghof


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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):

  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Ehud Shapiro) , title 1: "שתוי", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "Drunk", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-12-06.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:01
Line count: 21
Word count: 93

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