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Die Liebste hat mit Schweigen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Liebste hat mit Schweigen
Das Fenster aufgetan,
Sich lächelnd vor zu neigen,
Daß meine Blick' es sahn,

Wie mit dem wolkenlosen
Blick einen Gruß sie beut,
Da hat sie lauter Rosen
Auf mich herab gestreut

Sie lächelt mit dem Munde
Und mit den Wangen auch;
Da blüht die Welt zur Stunde
Mir wie ein Rosenstrauch.

Sie lächelt Rosen nieder,
Sie lächelt über mich
Und schließt das Fenster wieder,
Und lächelt still in sich.

Sie lächelt in die Kammer
Mit ihrem Rosenschein;
Ich aber darf, o Jammer,
Darin bei ihr nicht sein.

O dürft' ich mit ihr kosen
Im Kämmerchen ein Jahr!
Sie hat es wohl voll Rosen
Gelächelt ganz und gar!

Translation(s): DUT ENG ITA

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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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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title unknown, copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-10-20 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:10

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Word count: 112

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In silence, my beloved

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

In silence, my beloved
Has opened her window
In order to lean forth smilingly
So that my gaze would fall upon her.

As she with unclouded eyes
Offered me a greeting,
She scattered many roses
Down upon me.

When with her lips she smiles
And also with her cheeks;
At once the world blossoms
Like a rosebush for me.

She smiles roses down [upon me],
She smiles above me
And closes the window again,
And smiles quietly within herself.

She smiles into the chamber
With her rosy radiance;
But I, oh misery, am not permitted
To dwell in there with her.

Oh if I could dally with her
A whole year in that chamber!
Through her smiles she has
Completely filled it with roses!

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Text added to the website: 2009-10-20 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:24

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Word count: 124