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Wo find' ich sie? Wo blüht, wo liegt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Peri
 Wo find' ich sie? Wo blüht, wo liegt
 Die Gabe, die dem Himmel g'nügt?
 Ich kenne die Urnen, mit Schätzen gefüllt,
 Tief unter Tschelminars Säulen verhüllt;
 Ich sah der Weihrauchinseln Grün
 Viel Klaftern tief im Meere blühn;
 Ich weiß auch, wo die Genien
 König Jamschids Pokal verhehlen.
 Er ist von Gold und von Juwelen,
 Und Lebenstropfen sind sein Getränk.
 Doch will auch der Himmel solch Geschenk?
 Strahlt je der Demant einer Krone
 Wie die Stufen an Allahs Wunderthrone?
 Und, o ihr Lebenstropfen, was seid
 Ihr für die Tiefen der Ewigkeit!

Translation(s): FRE ITA SPA

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Note: this text is a translation of part of Thomas Moore's Paradise and the Peri.

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Où vais-je le trouver ? Où fleurit, où repose", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Dove posso trovarlo? Dove fiorisce, dove è riposto", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-12-13.
Last modified: 2017-10-11 12:39:25
Line count: 16
Word count: 92

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Dove posso trovarlo? Dove fiorisce, dove è riposto

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

La Peri
 Dove posso trovarlo? Dove fiorisce, dove è riposto
 il dono che potrebbe piacere al cielo? 
 Conosco le urne, ricolme di tesori,
 celate sotto le colonne di Celminar;
 Ho visto la vegetazione delle isole dell'incenso
 fiorire nel profondo del mare;
 E anche so bene dove i Geni
 nascondono la coppa del re Jamshid.
 E' fatta con oro e con gemme,
 ricolma di una bevanda che dà gocce di vita.
 Davvero desidera il cielo anche questo dono? 
 Potrà mai il diamante di una corona
 rifulgere come i gradini del trono di Allah?
 E le gocce della bevanda che dà vita, cosa sono
 se paragonate alla grandezza dell' eternità!

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Text added to the website: 2013-05-13.
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