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Es ist so still und heimlich um mich

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es ist so [still und]1 heimlich um mich,
Die Sonn' ist [unter]2, der Tag entwich.
Wie schnell nun heran der Abend graut! -
Mir ist es recht, sonst ist mir's zu laut.
Jetzt aber ist's ruhig, es hämmert kein Schmied,
Kein Klempner, das Volk verlief, und ist müd;
Und selbst, daß nicht raßle der Wagen Lauf,
Zog Decken der Schnee durch die Gassen auf.

Wie thut mir so wohl der selige Frieden!
Da sitz' ich im Dunkel, ganz abgeschieden,
So ganz für mich; - nur der Mondenschein
Kommt leise zu mir in's Gemach [herein.
Brauche mich aber nicht zu geniren,
Nicht zu spielen, zu conversiren,
Oder mich sonst attent zu zeigen]3.
Er kennt mich schon, und läßt mich schweigen,
Nimmt nur seine Arbeit, die Spindel, das Gold,
Und spinnet stille, webt und lächelt [hold]4,
Und hängt dann sein schimmerndes Schleyertuch
Ringsum an Geräth und Wänden aus.
Ist gar ein stiller, [lieber]5 Besuch,
Macht mir gar keine Unruh' im Haus'.
Will er bleiben, so hat er Ort,
Freut's ihn nimmer, so geht er fort.

Ich sitze dann stumm im Fenster gern',
Und schaue hinauf in Gewölk' und Stern.
Denke zurück, ach! weit, gar weit,
In eine schöne, [verschwund'ne]6 Zeit.
Denk' an Sie, an das Glück der Minne,
Seufze still', und sinne und sinne. -


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Carl Gottfried Ritter von Leitner. Wien, gedruckt bey J. P. Sollinger. 1825, pages 198-199; with Gedichte von Karl Gottfried Ritter v. Leitner. Zweite sehr vermehrte Auflage. Hannover. Victor Lohse. 1857, pages 122-123; and with Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Literatur, Theater und Mode. 1825. Zweytes Quartal. Auf Kosten des Herausgebers Johann Schickh. Gedruckt bey Anton Strauß. Nr. 64. Sonnabend, den 28. May 1825, pages 533-534.

1 Schubert: "still, so"
2 Leitner (1857 edition): "unten"
3 omitted by Schubert; Leitner (1857 edition) has "Ich brauche" instead of "Brauche", and "aimable" instead of "attent"
4 Schubert: "still"
5 Schubert: "ein lieber"
6 Leitner (Wiener Zeitschrift): "verschwundene"

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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) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De winteravond", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The winter evening", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Léone Rivillon) , "Soir d'hiver", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Sera invernale", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Sera invernale

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Tutto mi appare intimo e tranquillo.
Disceso è il sole, il giorno si è concluso.
E come rapida si fa grigia la sera!
Come sto bene, senza più rumore.
Ora è silenzio, nessun martello picchia,
e tace lo stagnino; la gente è stanca e si ritira.
Pure la neve ha ammantato la strada,
per far cessare il baccano dei carri.

Quanto mi è cara questa santa pace!
Seduto al buio, in tutta solitudine,
compagno di me stesso. Solamente la luna,
col suo lieve chiarore, invade la mia stanza.




Lei mi conosce bene e mi lascia tacere,
e inizia il suo lavoro: prende il fuso, l'oro,
fila in silenzio sorridendo serena,
poi appende il velo scintillante
sulla mobilia e sui muri intorno.
E' una visitatrice amata e silenziosa,
che non mi dà nessun disturbo in casa.
E' ospite gradita, se le piace restare
e se non vuole è libera di andare.

Io siedo allora, muto, alla finestra,
sollevo gli occhi verso le nubi e le stelle.
Ripenso allora a un passato svanito
A quanto accadde molto tempo fa.
Ripenso a lei, alle gioie d'amore,
e medito, e rifletto, sospirando piano.


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