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Verständniß

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie's auch wild im Busen wogte,
Nicht gestand's mein Mund;
Nur in Tönen, nur in Liedern
Gab der Schmerz sich kund.
 
Doch sie hat mich [ganz]1 verstanden;
Nicht [gestand's]2 ihr Mund,
Nur in ihrem [Blick]3 die Perle
Gab davon mir Kund'!


Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ignatz Weinberg, München: In Commission bei E. A. Fleischmann, 1835, page 40 (title "Verständnis"). It's also in Conversations-Blatt für Deutschland und Bayern. Redigirt von M.G. Saphir, Sonnabend, den 12. April 1834, München, Nr. 88, page 351 (III. of a Liederkranz).
1 Lang (in one manuscript): "ja"
2 Lang (in one manuscript): "gestand es"
3 Lang (in both manuscripts): "Aug'"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Understanding", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2012-09-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:03
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Word count: 41

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Understanding

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

However wildly it heaved within my bosom,
My lips did not admit it;
Only in [musical] sounds, only in songs
Did the pain reveal itself.
 
Yet she understood me [completely]1;
Her lips did not admit it,
Only the pearl [tear] within her [gaze]2
Gave me tidings of it.


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1 Lang: "nevertheless"
2 Lang: "eye"

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Text added to the website: 2012-09-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:03
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Word count: 48