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Verlassener Jüngling, nur das eine

Language: German (Deutsch)

 Verlassener Jüngling, nur das eine
 Bleibt, was ihm Trost noch gibt,
 Daß sie, die er seit Jahren treu geliebt,
 Geschützt ist vor dem Hauch der Gruft
 In ihres Vaters Fürstenhallen;
 Denn dorten kühlig fallen
 Fontänen, süß durchraucht
 Balsam'scher Duft die Hallen,
 Und rein ist dorten noch die Luft,
 Rein wie die Stirn, von ihr umhaucht.

 Doch sieh, wer naht dort leise schleichend
 Dem melancholischen Gebüsch,
 Der Göttin der Gesundheit gleichend,
 Mit Rosenwangen frühlingsfrisch!
 Sie ist's, vom Strahl des Mondes schaut
 Er still verklärt sich nah'n die treue Braut.
 Sie hält im Arm den Freund, sie preßt
 Die rote Wang' an seine bleiche,
 Sie netzt ihr wallend' Haar im Teiche,
 Daß es die Stirn ihm kühlend näßt.

Der Jüngling
 Du hier? ­ Entflieh!
 Ein Hauch von mir bringt dir den Tod!

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) , "Jeune homme abandonné, seule te", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Giovane derelitto, solo una cosa", 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: 25
Word count: 132

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Giovane derelitto, solo una cosa

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

 Giovane derelitto, solo una cosa
 gli resta, unico conforto:
 che colei, che ha fedelmente amato da tanti anni,
 si trova protetta dal soffio del morbo
 nel principesco palazzo paterno;
 là rinfrescanti zampillano
 le fonti, e dolce si effonde 
 per le sale una fragranza balsamica,
 e l'aria è pura, 
 pura come la fronte che accarezza.

Tenore solo
 Ma osserva, chi si avvicina furtiva
 verso il triste cespuglio,
 simile alla dea della salute,
 con guance rosee fresche di primavera!
 E' proprio lei, e scorge fra i raggi della luna,
 che lievi la illuminano, la sposa fedele che si avvicina.
 Ella abbraccia l'amato, preme
 il roseo suo volto al pallido volto di lui,
 bagna nel lago la sua chioma ondeggiante
 per dare frescura alla fronte di lui.

Il giovane
 Tu qui? Allontanati!
 Un solo mio alito è portatore di morte!

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Text added to the website: 2013-05-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:11
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Word count: 138