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Language: German (Deutsch)

"Dem Auge fern, dem Herzen nah!"
Als ich die alte Grabschrift sah
Im eingesunknen Marmorstein,
Da fiel mein totes Lieb mir ein.

O Gott, ich schrieb schon tausendmal
Das gleiche Lied aus gleicher Qual,
Und war doch keins wie dieses da:
"Dem Auge fern, dem Herzen nah!"

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by Jakob Kellner


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Jean-Pierre Granger) , title 1: "Épitaphe", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Jean-Pierre Granger) , title 1: "Epitaph", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:35
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Word count: 47

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

« Loin des yeux, près du cœur »
Alors que je regardais cet épitaphe
profondément gravée dans le marbre,
Mon amour défunt s'est rappelé à moi.

Oh mon Dieu ! J'ai déjà écrit des milliers de fois
Le même chant de ce même tourment,
Et aucun n'était comme celui-là :
« Loin des yeux, près du cœur ! »

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Jean-Pierre Granger, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2011-04-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:18
Line count: 8
Word count: 59