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Verstoßen! Verschlossen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Peri
 Verstoßen! Verschlossen
 Aufs neu das Goldportal!
 Gerichtet! Vernichtet,
 Der Hoffnung letzter Strahl!
 So soll ich's nimmer finden,
 Das edle, köstliche Gut,
 Weh mir, ich fühl' ihn schwinden,
 Den hohen Mut;
 Doch will ich nicht ruhn, will ohne Rast
 Von einem Pol zum andern schreiten,
 Durchpilgern will ich alle Weiten
 Bis ich das Gut, bis ich's erfaßt,
 Das mir das höchste Glück verheißt,
 Das, Eden, mir dein Tor erschleußt.
 Und wär's bewacht in Grau'n und Nacht,
 Tief in der Erde tiefsten Gründen,
 Ich will, ich muß das Kleinod finden!

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) , "Chassée ! Fermée", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Scacciata!", 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: 18
Word count: 90

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

La Peri
 Scacciata! Serrato
 di nuovo il portale dorato!
 Condannata! Annientato,
 l'ultimo raggio di speranza!
 Non potrò mai più trovare,
 quel nobile, preziosissimo bene,
 ahimè, sento ora mancarmi
 il mio saldo coraggio;
 E tuttavia non voglio indugiare, senza sosta
 correrò da un capo all'altro del mondo,
 peregrinando lungo spazi immensi
 fino a che non abbia colto quel bene,
 capace di assicurarmi la felicità suprema
 schiudendomi le porte dell'Eden.
 E fosse pure nascosto fra tenebre orrende,
 sprofondato negli abissi della terra,
 voglio e debbo trovare questo tesoro!

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Text added to the website: 2013-05-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:11
Line count: 18
Word count: 86