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Auf dem Teich, dem Regungslosen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Auf dem Teich, dem Regungslosen,
Weilt des Mondes holder Glanz,
Flechtend seine bleichen Rosen
In des Schilfes grünen Kranz.

Hirsche wandeln dort am Hügel,
Blicken [in]1 die Nacht empor;
Manchmal regt sich das Geflügel
Träumerisch im tiefen Rohr.

Weinend muß mein Blick sich senken;
Durch die tiefste Seele geht
Mir ein süßes Deingedenken,
Wie ein stilles Nachtgebet.


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE FRE ITA

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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)

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "On the pond, the motionless one", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "On the pond's serene reposes", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Sullo stagno, senza un'onda", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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On the pond's serene reposes

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

On the pond's serene reposes
lies the moon's resplendent gleam,
weaving rows of sallow roses
through the water's verdant seam.

O'er the hilltop elk are browsing,
gazing up the night for feed,
sometimes water fowl is rousing
dreamily inside the reed.

Full of tears my eye is blurring:
through my deepest inner sight
memories of you are stirring
like a prayer in the night.


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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2008 by Walter A. Aue, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850), no title, appears in Gedichte, in 1. Erstes Buch, in Sehnsucht, in Schilflieder, no. 5 DUT FRE FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, as Heinrich Molbe, Ernst Bacon, Conrad Baden, Wilhelm Baumgartner, Wilhelm Claussen, Toni Edelmann, Louis Ehlert, Ernst II, Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, Reinhold Fleischer, Robert Franz, A. Friedland, Albert Fuchs, Paul Geisler, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Eduard Hermes, Wilhelm Kienzl, Hans Kretzschmer, Julius Lammers, Henri Marteau, Max Mayer, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Oscar Merz, Friedrich August Naubert, Franz Ries, Wilhelm Rust, Alwin Schutzer, Clemens Seidel, Ferdinand Sieber, Edgar Pierre Joseph Tinel, Wilhelm Moritz Vogel, Eugen von Volborth, Wilhelm Weckbecker, Max von Weinzierl, Theodor Wranitzky. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2008-06-01.
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