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I know not from what distant time

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

I know not from what distant time 
thou art ever coming nearer to meet me. 
Thy sun and stars can never keep thee hidden 
from me for aye.

In many a morning and eve 
thy footsteps have been heard 
and thy messenger has come within my heart 
and called me in secret.

I know not only 
why today my life is all astir, 
and a feeling of tremulous joy 
is passing through my heart.

It is as if the time were come 
to wind up my work, 
and I feel in the air 
a faint smell of thy sweet presence.


Translation(s): DUT FRE GER 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)

    [ None yet in the database ]

Settings in other languages:

  • Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG ITA GER FRE by Daniel Ruyneman, Hans Schouwman.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG ITA GER DUT by Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson.
  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG GER DUT FRE by Franco Alfano.

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

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2010-11-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:06
Line count: 16
Word count: 100

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Non so

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the English

Non so fin da quale tempo remoto 
tu ti avvicini sempre più per incontrarmi.
Il tuo sole e le tue stelle 
non possono nasconderti a me.

Molte mattine e molte sere 
ho udito i tuoi passi e il tuo messaggero 
è entrato nel mio cuore 
e segretamente mi ha chiamato.

Non so perché oggi 
il mio cuore sia così agitato 
e un tremulo senso 
di gioia lo pervada.

È come se fosse giunto il momento 
di porre fine alla mia opera,
e sento nell'aria un tenue profumo 
della tua dolce presenza.


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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)


Text added to the website: 2010-11-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:07
Line count: 16
Word count: 91