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Geist der Liebe

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Abend schleiert Flur und Hain
In traulichholde Dämmrung ein;
Hell flimmt, wo goldne Wölkchen ziehn,
Der Stern der Liebeskönigin.

Die Wogenfluth hallt Schlummerklang,
Die Bäume lispeln Abendsang; 
Der Wiese Gras umgaukelt lind
Mit Sylphenkuß der Frühlingswind. 

Der Geist der Liebe wirkt und strebt,
Wo nur ein Puls der Schöpfung bebt;
Im Strom, wo Wog' in Woge fließt,
Im Hain, wo Blatt an Blatt sich schließt. 

O Geist der Liebe! führe du
Dem Jüngling die Erkorne zu!
Ein Minneblick der Trauten hellt
Mit Himmelsglanz die Erdenwelt!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Friedrich von Matthisson. Erster Theil. Tübingen, bei Cotta, 1811, page 39.

Note: The initial version of this poem, published with the title Abendlied, is slightly different; see below.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in a modified version by F. C. Füchs, Albert Gottlieb Methfessel, Hans Georg Nägeli, Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg.

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "L'esperit de l'amor", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Geest van liefde", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The spirit of love", copyright © 2011
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "L'esprit de l'amour", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Antonio Zencovich) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Iago Giné) , "Espíritu del amor", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Espíritu del amor

Language: Spanish (Español) after the German (Deutsch)

La tarde vela los campos y sotos
en acogedor y dulce crepúsculo;
clara centellea, donde doradas nubes se desplazan,
la estrella de la reina del amor.

Las ondulantes mareas resuenan con un somnoliento sonido,
los árboles susurran una canción de la tarde;
la hierba de la pradera agita suavemente
con un beso de sílfide el viento de primavera.

El espíritu del amor impresiona y [entreteje]1,
donde sólo un pulso de la Creación bate;
en la corriente, donde la ola sobre ola fluye,
en el soto, donde la hoja con hoja se une.

Oh! espíritu del amor, conduce
el muchacho a su escogida!
Una [dulce]2 mirada de la querida ilumina
con celeste resplandor el mundo terrestre!


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1 Schubert: "ambiciona"
2 Schubert: "amorosa"

Authorship

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Text added to the website: 2013-09-02.
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