by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Du feuchter Frühlingsabend
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG ENG FRE FRE
Du feuchter Frühlingsabend,
Wie hab' ich dich so gern!
Der Himmel ist wolkenverhangen,
Nur hier und da ein Stern.

[Wie]1 leiser Liebesodem
Hauchet [so lau]2 die Luft,
Es steigt aus allen [Talen]3
Ein warmer [Veilchenduft]4.

Ich möcht' ein Lied ersinnen,
Das diesem Abend [gleich]5,
Und kann den Klang nicht finden,
So dunkel, mild und weich.

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1 in some versions, Geibel has "Ein"
2 omitted by Végh
3 Viardot-García: "Tälern"
4 in some versions, Geibel has "Frühlingsduft"
5 Végh: "gleicht"


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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "You damp spring evening", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Jean-Pierre Granger) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "En avril", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Jakob Kellner , Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Oh tu, capvespre humit de primavera
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Oh tu, capvespre humit de primavera,
com m’agrades!
El cel està tapat de núvols,
només aquí i allà una estrella.

Com un suau hàlit d’amor,
bufa tebi el vent,
de totes les valls s’enlaira,
un càlid perfum de violetes.

M’agradaria compondre una cançó
que igualés aquest capvespre,
però no puc trobar el so
tant fosc, dolç i tendre.

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Translation of title "Im April" = "A l'abril"


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Text added to the website: 2014-12-24 00:00:00
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