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Stehe still!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sausendes, brausendes Rad der Zeit,
Messer du der Ewigkeit;
Leuchtende Sphären im weiten All,
Die ihr umringt den Weltenball;
Urewige Schöpfung, halte doch ein,
Genug des Werdens, laß mich sein!

Halte an dich, zeugende Kraft,
Urgedanke, der ewig schafft!
Hemmet den Atem, stillet den Drang,
Schweiget nur eine Sekunde lang!
Schwellende Pulse, fesselt den Schlag;
Ende, des Wollens ew'ger Tag!
Daß in selig süßem Vergessen
Ich mög alle Wonnen ermessen!

Wenn Aug' in Auge wonnig trinken,
Seele ganz in Seele versinken;
Wesen in Wesen sich wiederfindet,
Und alles Hoffens Ende sich kündet,
Die Lippe verstummt in staunendem Schweigen,
Keinen Wunsch mehr will das Innre zeugen:
Erkennt der Mensch des Ew'gen Spur,
Und löst dein Rätsel, heil'ge Natur!


Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA ITA NOR NYN RUS

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


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

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Resta tranquil!", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Be quiet!", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Reste tranquille !", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Arrestati!", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Arrigo Enrico Boïto) , "Fermati!"
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Stå stille!", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , "Stå stille!", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • RUS Russian (Русский) (Elena Danilova) , "Остановись", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Reste tranquille !

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Sifflant, mugissant, roue du temps,
Arpenteur de l'éternité ;
Sphères brillantes du vaste Tout,
Qui entourez le globe du monde ;
Création éternelle, arrêtez,
Assez d'évolutions, laissez-moi être !

Arrêtez, puissances génératrices,
Pensée primitive, qui crée sans cesse !
Ralentissez le souffle, calmez le désir,
Donnez seulement une seconde de silence !
Pouls emballés, retenez vos battements ;
Cesse, jour éternel de la volonté !
Pour que dans un oubli béni et doux,
Je puisse mesurer tout mon bonheur !

Quand un œil boit la joie dans un autre,
Quand l'âme se noie toute dans une autre,
Un être se trouve lui-même dans un autre,
Et que le but de tous les espoirs est proche,
Les lèvres sont muettes dans un silence étonné,
Et que le cœur n'a plus aucun souhait,
Alors l'homme reconnaît le signe de l'éternité,
Et résout ton mystère, sainte nature !


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Text added to the website: 2009-05-21.
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