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O du Entriss'ne mir und meinem Kusse!

Language: German (Deutsch)

O du Entriss'ne mir und meinem Kusse!
Sey mir gegrüßt!
Sey mir geküßt!
[Erreichbar]1 nur meinem Sehnsuchtsgruße!
Sey mir gegrüßt!
Sey mir geküßt!

Du von der Hand der Liebe diesem Herzen
Gegeb'ne! du
Von dieser Brust
Genomm'ne mir! mit diesem Thränengusse
Sey mir gegrüßt!
Sey mir geküßt!

Zum Trotz der Ferne, die sich, feindlich trennend,
Hat zwischen mich
Und dich gestellt;
Dem Neid der Schicksalsmächte zum Verdrusse
Sey mir gegrüßt!
Sey mir geküßt!

Wie du mir je im schönsten Lenz der Liebe
Mit Gruß und Kuß
Entgegen kamst,
Mit meiner Seele glühendstem Ergusse
Sey mir gegrüßt!
Sey mir geküßt!

Ein Hauch der Liebe tilget Räum' und Zeiten,
Ich bin bei dir,
Du bist bei mir,
Ich halte dich in dieses Arms Umschlusse,
Sey mir gegrüßt!
Sey mir geküßt!

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA

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Confirmed with Oestliche Rosen von Friedrich Rückert. Drei Lesen. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus. 1822, pages 320-321; and with Gesammelte Gedichte von Friedrich Rückert. Vierter Band. Erlangen, Verlag von Carl Heyder. 1837, page 187.

Note: The poem was first published 1822 in Rückert's Oestliche Rosen where all the poems have no titles. In subsequent editions (Erlangen, 1837: Gesammelte Gedichte, Frankfurt a. M., 1868: Gesammelte Poetische Werke) this poem got the title Sei mir gegrüßt! and is printed in a different format: each three lines of the original poem have been combined into one single line.

1 Rückert (1837 and later editions): "Erreichbare"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Melanie Trumbull and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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) , "Rep les meves salutacions", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Mercedes Vivas) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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¡Oh, tú, que fuiste arrebatada de mi...

Language: Spanish (Español) after the German (Deutsch)

¡Oh, tú, que fuiste arrebatada de mi lado y mis besos,
te saludo, 
te beso!
Alcanzada sólo por mis saludos anhelantes,
Te saludo, 
te beso. 

Tu, concedida a este corazón de la mano del amor,
de este pecho,
Con este torrente de lágrimas,
Te saludo, 
te beso. 

A pesar de la distancia
Que se interpone perversamente 
entre tú y yo;
Para contrariar los celos del poder del destino,
Te saludo, 
te beso. 

Al igual que tú, en la más hermosa primavera del amor,
Venías a mí 
con saludos y besos,
Con los torrentes más ardientes de mi alma,
Te saludo, 
te beso. 

Un suspiro de amor borra el tiempo y el espacio,
Estoy contigo, 
estás conmigo,
Te estrecho entre mis brazos,
¡Te saludo, 
te beso!

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Translation of title "Sei mir gegrüßt" = "Te saludo"


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