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Language: German (Deutsch) after the Chinese (中文)

Im Garten des Palastes [streift]1 der Wind
Mit weichem Anhauch über Lotosblumen.
Auf der Terrasse, wohlig hingestreckt
In bunte Seidenkissen, ruht der König.
Vor ihm tanzt Si-Schy, funkelnd wie die Sterne,
Schön wie die Schönheit selber, schwebt
Und schwebt und lächelt, wunderbar [zu schauen]2,
Bis [daß]3 ein süßbegehrliches Ermatten
In ihre Glieder sinkt;
Die Hüften wiegen sich nun nicht mehr;
Die kleinen Füße ruhn,
Und schmachtend lehnt sie an den Jaderand,
[Den]4 schimmernden, des königlichen Lagers.
Die holde Si-Schy, schmachtend lehnt sie da.

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1 Ast: "weht"
2 Ast: "anzuschau'n"
3 omitted by Ast.
4 Ast: "des"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Based on

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:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE GER GER by Armande de Polignac.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Franz Toussaint (1879 - 1955) ENG GER GER by Armande de Polignac.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE by Henriëtte Bosmans.

Text added to the website: 2008-02-28 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:38
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