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Ach, wende diesen Blick, wende dies...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ach, wende diesen Blick, wende dies Angesicht!
Das Inn're mir mit ewig neuer Glut,
Mit ewig neuem Harm erfülle nicht!

Wenn einmal die gequälte Seele ruht,
Und mit so fieberischer Wilde nicht
In meinen Adern rollt das heiße Blut -

Ein Strahl, ein flüchtiger, von deinem Licht,
Er wecket auf des Wehs gesamte Wut,
Das [schlangenhaft]1 mich in das Herze sticht.


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE

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1 Brahms: "schlangengleich"

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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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Ah, turn away this gaze", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Ah, détourne ce regard", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Kyle Gee) , title 1: "Ah, turn away that look", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Ach, wend die blik toch af", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Ah, turn away this gaze

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Ah, turn away this gaze, turn away your face!
Don't fill my heart with ever renewing passion,
With ever renewing grief!

Whenever my tortured soul rests,
And my hot blood ceases to course with so feverish a frenzy
In my veins - 

A ray, a fleeting one, of your light,
Awakens the entire fury of my woe,
That like a serpent, stings my heart.


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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