by Gottlieb von Leon (1757 - 1830)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Die Liebe
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Alemannic 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Wo weht der Liebe hoher Geist? ...
Er weht in Blum' und Baum,
Im weiten Erdenraum;
Er weht, wo sich die Knospen spalten,
Und wo die Blümlein sich entfalten.

Wo weht der Liebe hoher Geist? ...
Er weht im Abendglanz,
Er weht im Sternenkranz;
Wo Bien' und Mayenkäfer schwirren,
Und zart die Turteltauben girren.

Wo weht der Liebe hoher Geist? ...
Er weht, bey Freud' und Schmerz,
In aller Mütter  Herz;
Er weht in jungen Nachtigallen,
Wenn lieblich ihre Lieder schallen.
 
Wo weht der Liebe hoher Geist? ...
In Wasser, Feuer, Luft,
Und in des Morgens Duft;
Er weht, wo sich ein Leben reget,
Und wo sich nur ein Herz beweget.

Confirmed with Selam. Ein Almanach für Freunde des Mannigfaltigen auf das Jahr 1813. Herausgegeben von I.F.Castelli. Wien, gedruckt und im Verlage bey Anton Strauß, page 240.


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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De liefde", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Love", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "L'amour", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2019-04-25 10:00:39
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Love
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Where does the lofty spirit of love waft?
It wafts in the flowers and trees,
in the wide world's space;
it wafts where the buds split open
and where the little flowers unfold their petals.

Where does the lofty spirit of love waft?
It wafts in the glow of evening,
it wafts in the halo of stars,
where bees and ladybirds buzz
and where the turtledoves tenderly coo.

Where does the lofty spirit of love waft?
It wafts with joy and sorrow,
In every mother's heart;
It wafts among the young nightingales,
when they sing their mellifluous songs.

Where does the lofty spirit of love waft?
In water, fire, air,
and in the scent of morning;
it wafts where life stirs,
and where even just one heart is moved.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:38
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