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Im Winde fächeln

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Spanish (Español)

Im [Winde]1 fächeln,
Mutter, die Blätter,
Und bei dem Säuseln
Schlummre ich ein.

Über mir schwanken
Und spielen die Winde,
Wiegen so linde
Das Schiff der Gedanken,
Wie wenn ohne Schranken
Der Himmel mir offen,
Daß still wird mein Hoffen
Und Frieden ich finde,
Und bei dem Säuseln
Schlummre ich ein.

Erwachend dann sehe,
Als ob sie mich kränzen,
Rings Blumen ich glänzen,
Und all meine Wehen
Verschweben, vergehen,
Der Traum hält sie nieder,
Und Leben gibt wieder
Das Flüstern der Blätter,
Und bei dem Säuseln
Schlummre ich ein.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Seyffardt: "Winter"; further changes may exist not noted above.

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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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Blessed oblivion", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Bienheureux oubli", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-04-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:04
Line count: 24
Word count: 89

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Bienheureux oubli

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

Mère, les feuilles,
Flottent dans [le vent]1,
Et je m'endors
Dans leur bruissement.

Au-dessus de moi les vents
Chancellent et jouent,
Ils bercent si doucement
La barque de mes pensées,
Ainsi lorsque sans barrière
Le ciel s'ouvre à moi,
Mes espoirs se calment,
Je trouve alors la paix,
Et dans leur bruissement
Je m'endors.

Puis, me réveillant, je vois,
Comme si elles me couronnaient,
Des fleurs briller autour de moi,
Alors tous mes maux
S'envolent, disparaissent,
Vaincus par la rêverie,
Et la vie à nouveau
Chuchote dans les feuilles,
Et dans leur bruissement
Je m'endors.

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1 Seyffardt: "l'hiver"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 by Pierre Mathé, (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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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Seliges Vergessen" ENG GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Robert Fürstenthal, Robert Kahn, Egon Kornauth, Otto Lohse, Robert Oehme, Anton Rückauf, Ernst Hermann Seyffardt, Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer, Ludwig Wilhelm Andreas Maria Thuille. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2012-07-23.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:00
Line count: 24
Word count: 95