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Language: German (Deutsch)

Schilt mich nicht, [du]1 strenger Meister,
Daß im Diwan ich geträumet
Und bei des Muezzins Rufen,
Ach, nach [Mittag]2 stand gewendet.
Wisse, als ich kam vom Bade,
Als ich heimging [aus]3 den Gärten,
Schlüpfte Zillah mir vorüber,
Und den Schleier hob sie schalkhaft.

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Gund: "mein"
2 Gund: "Osten"
3 Gund: "von"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "In love", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-05-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:08
Line count: 8
Word count: 43

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In love

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Do not chide me, [you]1 stern master,
That I dreamed away the time in the divan
And when the cry of the muezzin rang out,
Stood turned toward the [south]2.
Know that when I returned from my bath,
When I went homeward from the gardens,
Zillah slipped past me
And roguishly lifted her veil.

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1 Gund: "my"
2 Gund: "east"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2011 by Sharon Krebs, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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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: 54