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Lob des Weines

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Persian (Farsi)

Gebt meinen Becher! Seht, er überstrahlt
Die blasse Lampe der Vernunft, so wie
Die Sonne die Gestirne überstrahlt!

Gebt meinen Becher! Sämtliche Gebete
Meines Breviers will ich vergessen, alle
Suren des Korans stürz ich in den Wein!

Gebt meinen Becher! Und Gesang erschalle
Und dringe zu den tanzenden Sphären auf
Mit mächtigem Schwung! Ich bin der Herr der Welt!

Translation(s): ENG HEB

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Die Lieder und Gesänge des Hafis, YinYang Media Verlag. ISBN 3-935727-03-8.

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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):

  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Ehud Shapiro) , title 1: "שבחי היין", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "In praise of wine", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-06-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:23
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Word count: 59

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שבחי היין

Language: Hebrew (עברית) after the German (Deutsch)

הב כוסי! ראה, היא מאפילה על אורה החיוור של התבונה, כמו שהשמש מאפילה על הכוכבים! הב כוסי! את כל תפילות הסידור אשכח, את כל סורות הקוראן אשליך אל תוך היין! הב כוסי! אפצח בשיר, אפרוץ אל מעגל הרוקדים בתנופה רבתי, אני מלך העולם!

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Text added to the website: 2013-06-10.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:13
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Word count: 44