by Friedrich von Schlegel (1772 - 1829)
Translation © by Antonio Zencovich

Blanka
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Wenn mich einsam Lüfte fächeln,
        Muß ich lächeln,
Wie ich kindisch tändelnd kose
        Mit der Rose.
Wären nicht die neuen Schmerzen,
        Möcht' ich scherzen; 
Könnt' ich, was ich ahnde, sagen,
        Würd' ich klagen,
Und euch bange hoffend fragen:
Was verkünden meine Loose?
Tändl' ich gleich mit Scherz und Rose,
Muß ich lächelnd dennoch klagen.

Confirmed with Poetisches Taschenbuch für das Jahr 1806 von Friedrich Schlegel. Berlin. Bei Johann Friedrich Unger. 1806, page 398; with Friedrich Schlegel's sämmtliche Werke. Erster Band. Gedichte. Berlin, bei Julius Eduard Hitzig, 1809, page 88; and with Friedrich Schlegel's sämmtliche Werke. Achter Band. Wien, bey Jakob Mayer und Compagnie. 1823, page 204.

Note: Schlegel published the poem in the first edition (1806) with the title Blanka, in subsequent editions he included the poem with the changed title Das Mädchen into his cycle Stimmen der Liebe in the subsection Ansichten.


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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Blanca", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Blanka", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Blanka", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Blanca", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Antonio Zencovich) , "Bianca", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2018-02-13 02:46:14
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Word count: 54

Bianca
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Quando gli zefiri mi lambiscono e sono sola
non posso fare a meno di sorridere
come un bambino che, mentre gioca,
si accarezza con una rosa.
Se non ci fossero dei nuovi dolori,
mi piacerebbe scherzare così.
Se potessi dire quello che mi dà pena
mi lamenterei,
ma chiederei anche con ansiosa speranza:
cosa mi riservano le sorti?
E, se mi baloccassi scherzando con una rosa,
Dovrei piangere e sorridere al tempo stesso.

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Text added to the website: 2014-02-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:29
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Word count: 73