by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FIN FRE ITA SPA SWE
Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!
Meine Augen schlag' ich nieder,
Wie ertappt auf böser That;
Selber darf ich nicht getrauen,
Ihrem Wachsen zuzuschauen:
Deine Neugier ist Verrath.

Bienen, wenn sie Zellen bauen,
Lassen auch nicht zu sich schauen,
Schauen selber auch nicht zu.
[Wann]1 die reichen Honigwaben
Sie zu Tag gefördert haben,
Dann vor allen nasche du!

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1 Mahler: "Wenn"

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Look not into my songs!", copyright ©
  • SWE Swedish (Svenska) (Yvonne Helander) , title 1: "Tjuvkika inte på mina sånger", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elena María Accinelli) , title 1: "¡No miréis mis canciones!", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Non curiosare fra i miei canti!", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "No miris les meves cançons!", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:48
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Word count: 58

No miris les meves cançons!
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
No miris les meves cançons!
Jo abaixo els meus ulls
com atrapat en un delicte;
jo mateix no goso
observar com creixen:
la teva curiositat és una traïció.

Les abelles, quan construeixen les cel·les,
no deixen que ningú les miri,
ni tan sols elles mateixes.
Quan hagin portat les riques bresques de mel
a la llum del dia,
llavors seràs la primera en llaminejar!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2013 by Salvador Pila, (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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Text added to the website: 2013-02-28 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:08
Line count: 12
Word count: 64