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Siehst du das Meer? Es glänzt auf seiner...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Siehst du das Meer? Es glänzt auf seiner Flut
Der Sonne Pracht;
Doch in der Tiefe, wo die Perle ruht,
Ist finstre Nacht.

Das Meer bin ich. In stolzen Wogen rollt
Mein wilder Sinn,
Und meine Lieder ziehn wie Sonnengold
Darüber hin.

Sie flimmern oft von zauberhafter Lust,
Von Lieb' und Scherz;
Doch schweigend blutet in verborgner Brust
Mein dunkles Herz.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE SWE

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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)

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Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (J. A. Homan) , "Behold the Sea!"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-10-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:28
Line count: 12
Word count: 61

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Ziet gij de Zee?

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Ziet gij de zee? Hoe glanst in haren vloed
Der zonne pracht!
Doch in haar diepte waar de paerel rust,
Is't duistre nacht.

De zee ben ik! In fiere baren rolt
Mijn wilde geest,
En zoete liedren strooien zonnengloed
Daarover heen.

Het tintelt vaak van heimnisvollen lust
Van liefde en lach;
Doch zwijgend bloedt steeds in mijn kranke borst
Mijn treurig hart!


Submitted by Hanne-Joost Peeters

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884), "Siehst du das Meer?" CAT ENG FRE SWE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, as Heinrich Molbe, Edvard Grieg, Carl Heinemann, George Henschel, Heinrich August Marschner, A. Osumbor, Jakob Rosenhain, Julius Schäffer, Carl Schiller, Louis Schlottmann, Hans Schmitt, Frank Valentin Van der Stucken. 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)


Text added to the website: 2009-02-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:07
Line count: 12
Word count: 62