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Wie die Wolke nach der Sonne

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie die Wolke nach der Sonne
Voll Verlangen irrt und bangt,
Und durchglüht vom Himmelswonne
Sterbend ihr am Busen hangt;

Wie die Sonnenblume richtet
[Nach der]1 Sonn' ihr Angesicht
Und nicht eh'r auf sie verzichtet
Bis ihr eig'nes Auge bricht;

Wie der Aar auf Wolkenpfade
Sehnend steigt in's Himmelszelt
Und berauscht vom Sonnenbade
Blind zur Erde niederfällt:

So auch muß ich schmachten, bangen,
Späh'n und trachten, dich zu seh'n,
Will an deinen Blicken hangen
Und an ihrem Glanz vergeh'n.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Buch der Liebe von Hoffmann von Fallersleben, Breslau, bei Georg Philipp Aderholz, 1836, page 54.

1 Brahms: "Auf die"

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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)

  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Wie die Wolke nach der Sonne", op. 6 (Sechs Gesänge für Sopran oder Tenor mit Pianoforte) no. 5 (1853), published 1854 [soprano or tenor and piano], Leipzig, Senff [ sung text checked 1 time]

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Als een wolk die rustloos zwervend", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Comme le nuage pour le soleil", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Come la nuvola verso il sole", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Comme le nuage pour le soleil

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

Comme le nuage pour le soleil
Plein de désir vagabonde et a peur
Et échauffé de bonheur céleste
En mourant s'accroche à son sein.

Comme le tournesol tourne
Vers le soleil son regard
Et ne renonce pas avant
Que son propre œil se brise :

Comme l'aigle sur son chemin de nuages
Plein de désirs monte dans la voûte céleste
Et est enivré de bains de soleil
Et tombe aveuglé sur la terre :

Ainsi je dois aussi me consumer, craindre,
Être aux aguets et tenter, pour te voir,
D'accrocher ton regard
Et de ton éclat périr.


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