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Die Sterne

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du staunest, o Mensch, was heilig wir strahlen?
O folgtest du nur den himmlischen [Winken]1,
Vernähmest du besser, was freundlich wir blinken,
Wie wären verschwunden die irdischen Qualen!
Dann flösse die Liebe aus ewigen Schalen,
Es athmeten alle in reinen Azuren,
Das lichtblaue Meer umschwebte die Fluren,
Und funkelten [Stern']2 auf den heimischen Thalen.

Aus göttlicher Quelle sind alle genommen.
Ist jegliches Wesen nicht eines im Chore?
Nun sind ja geöffnet die himmlischen Thore,
Was soll denn das bange Verzagen noch frommen?
O wäret ihr schon zur Tiefe geklommen,
So sähet das Haupt ihr von Sternen umflogen
Und spielend ums Herz die kindlichen Wogen,
Zu denen die Stürme des Lebens nicht kommen.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Musen-Almanach für das Jahr 1802. Herausgegeben von A. W. Schlegel und L. Tieck. Tübingen, in der Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1802, pages 155-156; and with Friedrich Schlegel's sämmtliche Werke. Erster Band. Gedichte. Berlin, bei Julius Eduard Hitzig, 1809, page 32.

1 Schubert: "Mächten"
2 Schubert: "Sterne"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Les estrelles", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De sterren", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "The stars", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Les étoiles", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Le stelle", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Les étoiles

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

Tu t'étonnes, ô homme, de notre éclat sacré ?
Si seulement tu suivais les signes célestes
Tu comprendrais mieux comme nous brillons amicalement,
Comme la souffrance terrestre disparaîtrait !
Alors l'amour coulerait des coupes éternelles,
Tout respirerait l'azur pur,
La mer bleue brillant envelopperait les prairies,
Et les étoiles scintilleraient dans nos vallées natales.

Tout est pris à une source divine,
Est-ce que toutes les créatures ne sont pas unies dans le chœur ?
Maintenant que les portes célestes sont ouvertes,
À quoi sert le désespoir anxieux ?
Si vous aviez déjà escaladé les profondeurs
Vous verriez les étoiles en cercle autour de votre tête,
Et les vagues enfantines jouant autour du cœur
Pour ceux qui ne sont atteints pas les tempêtes de la vie.


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