You can help us modernize! The present website has been online for a very long time and we want to bring it up to date. As of April 20, we are $4,600 away from our goal of $15,000 to fund the project. The fully redesigned site will be better for mobile, easier to read and navigate, and ready for the next decade. Please give today and join dozens of other supporters in making this important renovation possible!

The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

Rosa, denkst du an mich? Innig gedenk'...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Rosa, denkst du an mich? Innig gedenk' ich dein.
Durch den grünlichen Wald schimmert das Abendroth,
Und die Wipfel der Tannen
Regt das Säuseln des Ewigen.

Rosa, wärst du hier, säh' ich ins Abendroth
Deine Wangen getaucht, säh' ich vom Abendhauch
Deine Locken geringelt -
Edle Seele, mir wäre wohl!

Lieber lehn' ich an dir, als an der Einsamkeit
Trautem Busen. Mir klingt süßer der Flötenton
Deiner klagenden Stimme,
Als das Säuseln im Tannenhayn.

Oft umfingest du mich, meine Holdselige,
Mit vertraulichem Arm, wenn ich an deiner Brust
Melancholischen Frieden,
Schwärmens müde, mich rettete.

Jedes leisere Weh, jedes verschwiegne Ach,
Das den Busen mir preßt, haucht' ich dir öfter aus,
Schöpfte freyeren Odem,
Klomm' heroischer felsenan.

Nie soll darum ein Freund meiner holdseligen
Rosa mangeln, und nie Milderung ihrem Gram!
Nie sey trostlos ihr Leiden,
Ihre Urne nie blumenleer!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA

List of language codes

About the headline (FAQ)

View text with footnotes

Confirmed with L.T.Kosegarten's Poesieen, Neueste Auflage, Zweyter Band, Berlin 1803, pages 86-87; and with Gedichte von Ludwig Theobul Kosegarten. Zweiter Band. Leipzig, bei Ernst Martin Gräff. 1788, pages 238-239.

Note: In his early editions Kosegarten included only two (independent) poems titled An Rosa, without a subtitle, and they did not yet constitute a part of his later cycle of the four poems An Rosa.

4 Kosegarten (1788 edition) has a slightly different second stanza:
Rosa, wärst du bei mir, säh ich das Abendroth
Deine Wange beglühn, sähe den Abendhauch
Deine Lokken durchrieseln -
Edle Seele, so wär mir wol!

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan Rosa II", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To Rosa", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À Rosa", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "A Rosa II", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2018-02-10 04:52:17
Line count: 24
Word count: 139

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Browse imslp.org (Petrucci Music Library) for Lieder or choral works