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An den Mond

Language: German (Deutsch)

Geuß, lieber Mond, geuß deine Silberflimmer
Durch dieses Buchengrün,
Wo [Fantasein]1 und Traumgestalten immer 
Vor mir vorüberfliehn!

Enthülle dich, daß ich die Stätte finde,
Wo oft mein Mädchen saß,
Und oft, im Wehn des Buchbaums und der Linde,
Der goldnen Stadt vergaß!

Enthülle dich, daß ich des Strauchs mich freue,
Der Kühlung ihr gerauscht,
Und einen Kranz auf jeden Anger streue,
Wo sie den Bach belauscht!

Dann, lieber Mond, dann nimm den Schleier wieder,
Und traur' um deinen Freund,
Und weine durch den Wolkenflor hernieder,
Wie dein Verlaßner weint!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludewig Heinrich Christoph Hölty. Besorgt durch seine Freunde Friederich Leopold Grafen zu Stolberg und Johann Heinrich Voß. Hamburg, bei Carl Ernst Bohn. 1783, page 79; with Poetische Blumenlese Auf das Jahr 1775. Göttingen und Gotha bey Johann Christian Dieterich, page 107; and with Ludwig Christoph Heinrich Hölty's Sämtliche Werke kritisch und chronologisch herausgegeben von Wilhelm Michael, Erster Band, Weimar, Gesellschaft der Bibliophilen, 1914, page 113.

The poet's name in the first edition (Göttinger Musenalmanach 1775) is given as "T.".

1 Schubert: "Phantasien"

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) , "A la lluna", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de maan", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To the moon", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À la lune", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Alla luna", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Mercedes Vivas) , "A la luna", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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À la lune

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

Verse, chère Lune, verse ta lueur scintillante et argentée
À travers le vert des branches,
Là où des hallucinations et des formes de rêves
Flottent toujours devant moi !

Dévoile-toi, que je puisse trouver l'endroit
Où ma chérie s'asseyait,
Et souvent, dans le souffle des buis et des tilleuls,
Oublait la ville dorée.

Dévoile-toi, que je puisse faire plaisir aux buissons
Qui lui soufflaient de la fraîcheur,
Et que je puisse poser une guirlande sur ce pré
Où elle écoutait le ruisseau.

Allons, chère Lune, allons, enlève ton voile encore,
Et plains ton ami,
Et pleure à travers les nuages,
Comme pleure celui qui est abandonné !


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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