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Im Treibhaus

Language: German (Deutsch)

Hochgewölbte Blätterkronen,
Baldachine von Smaragd,
Kinder ihr aus fernen Zonen,
Saget mir, warum ihr klagt?

Schweigend neiget ihr die Zweige,
Malet Zeichen in die Luft,
Und der Leiden stummer Zeuge
Steiget aufwärts, süßer Duft.

Weit in sehnendem Verlangen
Breitet ihr die Arme aus,
Und umschlinget wahnbefangen
Öder Leere nicht'gen Graus.

Wohl, ich weiß es, arme Pflanze;
Ein Geschicke teilen wir,
Ob umstrahlt von Licht und Glanze,
Unsre Heimat ist nicht hier!

Und wie froh die Sonne scheidet
Von des Tages leerem Schein,
Hüllet der, der wahrhaft leidet,
Sich in Schweigens Dunkel ein.

Stille wird's, ein säuselnd Weben
Füllet bang den dunklen Raum:
Schwere Tropfen seh ich schweben
An der Blätter grünem Saum.


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

List of language codes

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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Dins l'hivernacle", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "In the hothouse", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Dans la serre", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Nella serra", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Arrigo Enrico Boïto) , "Nella serra"
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "I drivhuset", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , "I drivhuset", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • RUS Russian (Русский) (Elena Danilova) , "В теплице", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • TUR Turkish (Türkçe) (Lacin Modiri) , "Sera'da", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Dans la serre

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

Couronnes de feuilles, en arches hautes,
Baldaquins d'émeraude,
Enfants des régions éloignées,
Dites-moi pourquoi vous vous lamentez.

En silence vous inclinez vos branches,
Tracez des signes dans l'air,
Et témoin muet de votre chagrin,
Un doux parfum s'élève.

Largement, dans votre désir impatient
Vous ouvrez vos bras
Et embrassez dans une vaine illusion
Le vide désolé, horrible.

Je sais bien, pauvres plantes :
Nous partageons le même sort.
Même si nous vivons dans la lumière et l'éclat,
Notre foyer n'est pas ici.

Et comme le soleil quitte joyeusement
L'éclat vide du jour,
Celui qui souffre vraiment
S'enveloppe dans le sombre manteau du silence.

Tout se calme, un bruissement anxieux
Remplit la pièce sombre :
Je vois de lourdes gouttes qui pendent
Au bord vert des feuilles.


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