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Von waldbekränzter Höhe

Language: German (Deutsch)

Von [waldbekränzter]1 Höhe
  Werf' ich den heißen Blick
Der liebefeuchten Sehe
  Zur Flur, die dich umgrünt, zurück.

Ich senk' ihn auf die Quelle --
  Vermöcht' ich, ach, mit ihr
Zu fließen eine Welle,
  Zurück, o Freund, zu dir, zu dir!

Ich richt' ihn auf die Züge
  Der Wolken über mir --
Ach, flög' ich ihre Flüge,
  Zurück, o Freund, zu dir, zu dir!

Wie wollt' ich dich umstricken,
  Mein Heil und meine Pein,
Mit Lippen und mit Blicken,
  Mit Busen, Herz und Seele dein!


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE

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1 in some versions of Daumer's poem: "***'s schöner"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Von waldbekränzter Höhe", op. 57 (Acht Lieder und Gesänge) no. 1 (<<1871), published 1872, first performed 1872 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Rieter-Biedermann [
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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "From forest-crowned heights", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Des hauteurs couronnées de la forêt", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Kyle Gee) , title 1: "From mountain peaks crowned by the forest", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Van bosbekranste hoogten", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Des hauteurs couronnées de la forêt

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

Des hauteurs couronnées de la forêt
Je jette un regard ardent
De mes yeux humides d'amour
Vers la prairie qui m'entoure de vert, en arrière.

Je baisse les yeux vers la source --
Ah, je voudrais avec elle
Couler comme une vague
En arrière, ô mon ami, vers toi, vers toi !

Je dirige mon regard vers les colonnes
De nuages au-dessus de moi --
Je voudrais voler avec eux,
En arrière, ô mon ami, vers toi, vers toi !

Comme je voudrais t'embrasser,
Mon bonheur et ma douleur,
Avec mes lèvres et mes yeux,
Avec mon sein, cœur et âme, je suis à toi !


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Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 by Guy Laffaille, (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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