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Der Einsame

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wann meine Grillen schwirren,
Bei Nacht, am [spät erwärmten]1 Herd,
Dann sitz' ich, mit vergnügtem Sinn,
Vertraulich zu der Flamme hin,
So [leicht, so]2 unbeschwert.

Ein trautes, stilles Stündchen 
Bleibt man noch gern am Feuer wach.
Man schürt, wann sich die Lohe senkt,
Die Funken auf, und sinnt und denkt:
Nun abermal ein Tag!

Was Liebes oder Leides
Sein Lauf für uns [daher gebracht]3,
Es geht noch einmal durch den Sinn;
Allein das Böse wirft man hin.
Es störe nicht die Nacht.

Zu einem frohen Traume
Bereitet man gemach sich zu.
[Wann sorgelos ein holdes]4 Bild
Mit sanfter Lust die Seele füllt,
Ergiebt man sich der Ruh.

O wie ich mir gefalle
In meiner stillen Ländlichkeit!
Was in dem Schwarm der lauten Welt
Das irre Herz gefesselt hält,
[Giebt nicht Zufriedenheit]5.

Zirpt immer, liebe Heimchen,
In meiner Klause eng und klein.
Ich duld' euch gern: ihr stört mich nicht.
Wann euer Lied das Schweigen bricht,
Bin ich nicht ganz allein.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA

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Confirmed with Blätter von Karl Lappe. Erstes Heft. Lied und Leben. Stralsund, 1824. Gedruckt in der Königl. Regierungs-Buchdruckerei, pages 88-89; with Karl Lappe's sämmtliche poetische Werke. Ausgabe letzter Hand. Erster Theil. Rostock, Verlag von J. M. Oeberg. 1836, pages 65-66; and with Gedichte von Karl Lappe. Düsseldorf, in der Dänzer'schen Buchhandlung. 1801, pages 56-57, with the title Des Klausners Abendlied.

1 Lappe (1801 edition): "späterwärmten"
2 Lappe (1801 edition): "frey und"
3 Lappe (1801 and 1811 editions): "dahergebracht"
4 Lappe (1801 edition): "Und wenn ein angenehmes"
5 Lappe (1801 and 1811 editions): "Ich hab' es nie bereut"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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) , "El solitari", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De eenzame", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The hermit", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le solitaire", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Il solitario", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Juan Henríquez Concepción) , "La ermita", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Il solitario

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

Quando i miei grilli cantano,
a notte, accanto al focolare,
Contemplo con piacere
La fiamma familiare,
Sto allegro e sto sereno.
 
Per un'ora tranquilla
Sto in pace accanto al fuoco,
lo attizzo se si smorza,
e resto lì a pensare:
passato è un altro giorno!
 
E la gioia e il dolore
che mi ha portato il giorno,
mi tornano ancora in mente;
ma i brutti pensieri scaccio,
per non guastarmi il sonno.
 
Così ad un lieto sogno
Mi tengo preparato,
mentre una amata immagine
di gioia l'anima colma,
e mi abbandono al riposo.
 
O quanto son contento
Di questa vita rustica!
Quello che nel mondo in fermento
I folli cuori lega,
non reca appagamento.
 
Cantate ancora, grilli,
Nella mia cameretta.
Non mi annoia ascoltarvi: anzi mi dà diletto.
Se il vostro canto spezza il silenzio,
non sono solo del tutto.


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