by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Kyle Gee

Unbewegte laue Luft
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE
Unbewegte laue Luft,
Tiefe Ruhe der Natur;
Durch die stille Gartennacht
Plätschert die Fontäne nur.
Aber im Gemüte schwillt
Heißere Begierde mir,
Aber in der Ader quillt
Leben und verlangt nach Leben.
Sollten nicht auch deine Brust
Sehnlichere Wünsche heben?
Sollte meiner Seele Ruf
Nicht die deine tief durchbeben?
Leise mit dem Ätherfuß
Säume nicht, daherzuschweben!
Komm, o komm, damit wir uns
Himmlische Genüge geben!

Authorship

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

  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Unbewegte laue Luft", op. 57 (Acht Lieder und Gesänge) no. 8 (<<1871), published 1872 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Rieter-Biedermann [
     text verified 1 time
    ]

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Motionless, tepid air", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Air calme et tiède", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Kyle Gee) , title 1: "Calm, sultry air", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Onbeweeglijk lauwe lucht", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-08-05 09:50:49
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Word count: 65

Calm, sultry air
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Calm, sultry air,
Nature deeply at rest;
The splashing fountain is all that is heard
through this still night in the garden.
But there are intensely burning desires
swelling within my very soul,
Life and a longing for life
surge through every vein.
Shouldn't passionate desires
be lifting your breast as well? 
Shouldn't the plea of my soul
quake deeply through yours? 
No longer delay in softly gliding
over to me on your sublime feet!
Come, oh come so we can
give each other divine satisfaction!

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2014 by Kyle Gee, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2014-01-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:27
Line count: 16
Word count: 86