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An Lida

Language: German (Deutsch)

Den einzigen [Lida]1, welchen du lieben kannst,
Forderst du ganz für dich, und mit Recht.
Auch ist er einzig dein.
Denn seit ich von dir bin,
Scheint mir des schnellsten Lebens
Lärmende Bewegung
Nur ein leichter Flor, durch den ich deine Gestalt
Immerfort wie in Wolken erblicke:
Sie leuchtet mir freundlich und treu,
Wie durch des Nordlichts bewegliche Strahlen
Ewige Sterne schimmern.

Translation(s): FRE

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1 Reichardt: "Psyche"

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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)

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "À Lida", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
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Word count: 62

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À Lida

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

Le seul, [Lida]1, que tu puisses aimer,
Tu l'exiges tout à toi, à juste raison.
Aussi est-il à toi uniquement.
Car depuis que je suis loin de toi
Le cours bruyant
D'une vie pressée
N'est pour moi qu'un léger voile au travers duquel
J'aperçois sans cesse ta figure comme un nuage :
Elle brille sur moi aimable et fidèle,
Comme les étoiles éternelles qui scintillent
À travers les rayons mouvants des aurores boréales.

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1 Reichardt: "Psyché"


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Text added to the website: 2012-02-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:45
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