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Mein Gemüthe

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mein Gemüthe
   Blühte
   Gleich der frischen Maienrose;
   Mit der Wangen
   Prangen
   Kam die Liebe leise, lose,
   Nahm Besitz, mit einem Blick des Scherzens
   Von der Rose meines Herzens.

Aus den Tiefen
   Riefen
   Alle still erwachten Triebe:
   Komm und pflücke!
   Schmücke
   Dich nur auch mit uns, o Liebe,
   Wie du rings dir im Vorüberwallen
   Pflückest Blätter nach Gefallen.

Und sie pflückte,
   Schmückte
   Sich mit eines Blättleins Raube,
   Schwebte heiter
   Weiter,
   Fragt nicht nach dem andern Laube,
   Ob verwelkt die Blätter nun des Herzens
   Sind vor Gluth des Scheideschmerzens.

Wie sie schwebet,
   Bebet
   Dort das Blatt im Lüftezuge,
   Fällt und zaget,
   Klaget
   Ihr vergebens nach im Fluge;
   Und hier sind, mit ihm zu Grab zu wallen,
   All' die andern abgefallen.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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J. Loewe sets stanzas 1-2

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Friedrich Rückert’s gesammelte Poetische Werke in zwölf Bänden, Zweiter Band, Frankfurt am Main: J.D. Sauerländer’s Verlag (R. Sauerländer), 1868, pages 449-450

Note: This is a "text-expansion" of a poem by Goethe. Goethe's one-stanza poem is quoted in the source at the top as "Text. (Neugriechisch von Goethe)", and the "expansion" of it is then labelled "Erweiterung", with the headline or title "Text-Erweiterung".


Submitted by Andrew Shackleton and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


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 (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2005-07-28.
Last modified: 2017-10-11 12:39:24
Line count: 32
Word count: 118

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My spirit/ Bloomed

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

My spirit
   Bloomed
   Like the fresh rose of May;
   With a resplendent [glowing]
   Of cheeks,
   Love came quietly, wantonly,
   With a single jesting glance took possession
   Of the rose of my heart.

From the depths [of my heart]
   There called
   All the quietly-awakened shoots:
   Come and pick!
   Only adorn
   Yourself with us as well, oh Love,
   As all around in passing
   You picked petals as you pleased.

And [Love] picked,
   Adorned
   Itself with the booty of a single petal,
   Wafted merrily
   Onward,
   Heeded not the other foliage,
   [Did not ask] if now the [other] petals of my heart had wilted
   From the burning pain of parting.

As [Love] wafts [onward],
   There trembles
   Yonder the petal in the breeze,
   Falls and hesitates,
   Laments
   Vainly after [Love] in flight;
   And here, in order to float with [that petal] to the grave
   All the others dropped off [as well].


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About the headline (FAQ)

Translated titles:
"Text-Erweiterung" = "Text-Expansion"
"Die Herzensrose" = "The rose of the heart"


Authorship

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866), "Text-Erweiterung" FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2016-11-02.
Last modified: 2016-11-02 10:33:07
Line count: 32
Word count: 146