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Böhmischer Krystall

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein Strahl des Mondes, wohl verschlossen
Im Glas von böhmischem Krystall,
Ein Kleinod, wundersam und selten,
Ist dieses versetolle Buch.

Ich hab mich als Pierrot verkleidet --
Ihr, die ich liebe, bring ich dar
Den Strahl des Mondes, wohl verschlossen
Im Glas von böhmischem Krystall.

In diesem schimmernden Symbole
Liegt Alles, was ich hab und bin.
Gleichwie Pierrot im bleichen Schadel,
Trag ich in Herz und Sinnen nur
Den Strahl des Mondes -- wohl verschlossen.


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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 (Miriam Gideon) , title 1: "Bohemian crystal"


Text added to the website: 2008-10-21 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:58

Line count: 13
Word count: 73

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Bohemian crystal

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

A moon's ray, securely enclosed
In a glass of Bohemian crystal
A jewel, strange and rare,
Is this verse-intoxicated book.

I have dressed like Pierrot --
For her, whom I love, I bring
A moon's ray, securely enclosed
In a glass of Bohemian crystal.

In this shimmering symbol
Is contained all that I have and am.
Like Pierrot in his pale skull,
I carry in my heart and thoughts
Nothing but the moon's ray -- well hidden.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hans Heilmann (1859 - 1930)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Miriam Gideon. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

    [ None yet in the database ]


Text added to the website: 2008-10-21 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:58

Line count: 13
Word count: 75