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Des Mondes Silberblume lacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Des Mondes [Silberblume]1 lacht,
Und ruft mit seelenvollem Blick
In unsre düstre Erdennacht
Der Liebe Paradies zurück.

Vom mächt'gen Arm des Schlafs besiegt,
[Entschlummert Sorge, Noth]2 und Pein,
Das Zarte nur und Schöne fliegt
Entfesselt in den [Freudenreihn]3.

Doch seht! die Fluren sind vertauscht,
Das ist die alte Erde nicht,
[Ein Feengarten,]4 duftumrauscht,
Voll Nebelschmelz und Zauberlicht.

[Der Busen athmet leicht und frei,
Von roher Lebenslast befreit,
Und]5 trinkt in stiller Schwärmerei
Des Himmels volle Seligkeit.

Doch mahnt das Lied der Nachtigall
An seine Welt das weiche Herz. -
In aller Wonne weckt [ihr]6 Schall
Den tiefsten Schmerz - der Liebe Schmerz!


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Confirmed with Gedichte von Franz von Schober. Stuttgart und Tübingen. J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag. 1842, page 42; and with Gedichte von Franz von Schober. Zweite, vermehrte Auflage. Leipzig Verlagsbuchhandlung von J. J. Weber. 1865, pages 53-54.

Note: Schubert received all poems from Schober in handwritten form. A (possibly later) autograph of this poem with the title Mondenschein is kept in the Vienna City Library.

1 Schubert: "Zauberblume"
2 Schubert: "Erstarben Sorgen, Schuld"
3 Schubert: "Geisterreih'n"
4 Schubert: "O seht, ein Silbergarten"
5 Schubert: "Den Geist vom ird'schen Drucke frei / Umwallt der Sehnsucht Ätherkleid, / Er"
6 Schober (manuscript): "der"

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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) , "Clar de lluna", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Maneschijn", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael Berridge) , "Moonshine", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Clair de lune", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Gianni Franceschi) , "Chiaro di luna", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Clair de lune

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

La fleur magique de la lune rit
Et avec son regard chaleureux appelle
Dans notre sombre nuit terrestre
Le retour du paradis de l'amour.

Vaincus par le bras puissant du sommeil
Souci, culpabilité et souffrance meurent,
Seules, la tendresse et la beauté volent,
Libérées, dans la danse des esprits.

Mais, regardez, les prairies sont transformées,
Ce n'est plus l'ancienne terre,
Oh, regardez, un jardin d'argent, rempli de parfum,
Plein de brume brillante et de lumière magique.

L'esprit, libéré de la pression terrestre,
Est enveloppé du manteau éthéré de la nostalgie,
Il boit avec un enthousiasme serein
Toute la béatitude du ciel.

Mais le chant du rossignol rappelle
Au cœur tendre son monde,
Dans tout plaisir son cri réveille
La douleur la plus profonde, la peine d'amour.


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