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Des Mondes Silberblume lacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Des Mondes [Silberblume]1 lacht,
Und ruft mit seelenvollem Blick
In unsre düstre Erdennacht
Der Liebe Paradies zurück.

Vom mächt'gen Arm des Schlafs besiegt,
[Entschlummert Sorge, Noth]2 und Pein,
Das Zarte nur und Schöne fliegt
Entfesselt in den [Freudenreihn]3.

Doch seht! die Fluren sind vertauscht,
Das ist die alte Erde nicht,
[Ein Feengarten,]4 duftumrauscht,
Voll Nebelschmelz und Zauberlicht.

[Der Busen athmet leicht und frei,
Von roher Lebenslast befreit,
Und]5 trinkt in stiller Schwärmerei
Des Himmels volle Seligkeit.

Doch mahnt das Lied der Nachtigall
An seine Welt das weiche Herz. -
In aller Wonne weckt [ihr]6 Schall
Den tiefsten Schmerz - der Liebe Schmerz!

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Franz von Schober. Stuttgart und Tübingen. J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag. 1842, page 42; and with Gedichte von Franz von Schober. Zweite, vermehrte Auflage. Leipzig Verlagsbuchhandlung von J. J. Weber. 1865, pages 53-54.

Note: Schubert received all poems from Schober in handwritten form. A (possibly later) autograph of this poem with the title Mondenschein is kept in the Vienna City Library.

1 Schubert: "Zauberblume"
2 Schubert: "Erstarben Sorgen, Schuld"
3 Schubert: "Geisterreih'n"
4 Schubert: "O seht, ein Silbergarten"
5 Schubert: "Den Geist vom ird'schen Drucke frei / Umwallt der Sehnsucht Ätherkleid, / Er"
6 Schober (manuscript): "der"

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


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) , "Clar de lluna", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Maneschijn", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael Berridge) , "Moonshine", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Clair de lune", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Gianni Franceschi) , "Chiaro di luna", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

De toverbloem der maan, zij lacht
En roept bezield, voor ons niet stug,
In onze donk're aardse nacht
Het liefdesparadijs terug.
Door overmacht van slaap geveld,
Vervlogen zorgen, schuld en pijn,
Het teed're slechts en 't schone snelt
Van boeien vrij door 't geestdomein.
Maar zie, hier is iets vreemds gebeurd,
De aarde heeft een nieuw gezicht,
O zie, een zilv'ren tuin die heerlijk geurt,
Vol nevelglans en toverlicht.
De geest, van aardse lasten vrij,
Omgolft verlangens droomhabijt.
Verrukt door 't nieuw bestaan drinkt hij
Des hemels volle zaligheid.
Toch brengt met zang de nachtegaal
Terug op aard het weke hart.
Bij alle vreugde wekt zijn taal
De diepste pijn, de liefdessmart.

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