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Im Frühling

Language: German (Deutsch)

Hier lieg' ich auf dem Frühlingshügel:
Die Wolke wird mein Flügel,
Ein Vogel fliegt mir voraus.
Ach, sag' mir, all-einzige Liebe,
Wo du bleibst, daß ich bei dir bliebe!
Doch du und die Lüfte, ihr habt kein Haus.

Der Sonnenblume gleich steht mein Gemüte offen,
Sich dehnend
In Lieben und Hoffen.
Frühling, was bist du gewillt?
Wenn werd' ich gestillt?

Die Wolke seh' ich wandeln und den Fluß,
Es dringt der Sonne goldner Kuß
Mir tief bis in's Geblüt hinein;
Die Augen, wunderbar berauschet,
Tun, als schliefen sie ein,
Nur noch das Ohr dem Ton der Biene lauschet.
Ich denke dies und denke das,
Ich sehne mich, und weiß nicht recht, nach was:
Halb ist es Lust, halb ist es Klage;
Mein Herz, o sage,
Was webst du für Erinnerung
In golden grünen Zweige Dämmerung?
-- Alte unnennbare Tage!

Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE ITA ITA

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M. Clement sets stanza 3

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "In springtime", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Je suis étendu là, sur la colline du printemps", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , title 1: "Au printemps", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "A primavera", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Pupillo) , title 1: "In primavera", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2016-02-13 17:29:11
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A primavera

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

Sto disteso su un colle a primavera:
le nuvole diventano le mie ali,
un uccello mi precede volando.
Ah, rivelami, mio unico amore,
dove stai tu, ch'io possa raggiungerti!
Ma tu, come l'aria, non conosci dimora.

Simile al girasole si apre il mio animo,
con desiderio,
dilatandosi tutto
colmo d'amore e di speranza.
Primavera cosa mi riservi?
Quando sarò saziato?

Vedo scorrere le nuvole ed il fiume,
il bacio dorato del sole mi penetra
a fondo nelle vene;
Lo sguardo, inebriato,
sembra abbandonarsi al sonno,
solo l'orecchio ode ancora l'ape ronzare.
Vagano mutevoli i miei pensieri,
mi sento struggere, e non so bene per cosa:
stanno intrecciati gioia e tormento;
Dimmi, cuor mio,
quale ricordo ora ti agita
nel dorato crepuscolo fra il verde fogliame?
-- Indescrivibili tempi lontani!

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875), "Im Frühling" ENG FRE FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Jan Carel Anderson, Willy Burkhard, Mary Clement, née Mary Wilcken, Pater Theo Flury, Friedrich Gernsheim, Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, Robert von Hornstein, Robert Kahn, Fritz Schieri, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-09-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:19
Line count: 25
Word count: 128