by Friedrich von Matthisson (1761 - 1831)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Ich denke dein
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA POR
Ich denke dein,
[Wenn]1 durch den Hain
Der Nachtigallen
Akkorde schallen!
[Wann]2 denkst du mein?

Ich denke dein
Im Dämmerschein
Der Abendhelle
Am Schattenquelle!
Wo denkst du mein?

Ich denke dein
Mit süßer Pein,
Mit bangem Sehnen
Und heißen Thränen!
Wie denkst du mein?

[O denke mein,]3
Bis zum Verein
Auf besserm Sterne!
In jeder Ferne
Denk' ich nur dein!

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Friedrich von Matthisson. Erster Theil. Tübingen, bei Cotta, 1811, pages 276-277, and with Friedrich von Matthisson, Gedichte, fifteenth edition, Zurich: Orell, Fuessli & Co., 1851, pages 217-218.

First published in Flora Teutschlands Töchtern geweiht von Freunden und Freundinnen des schönen Geschlechts. Erstes Vierteljahr. Tübingen, 1802. In der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, pages 3-4.

1 Matthisson (editions until 1803): "Wann"
2 Matthisson (editions after 1803): "Wenn"
3 Matthisson (Flora 1802): "Ich denke dein"

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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) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Denken aan", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Remembrance", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Souvenir", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "A te va il mio pensiero...", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Caê Vieira) , copyright © 2019, (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: 2018-09-20 12:53:40
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Remembrance
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
I think of you
When through the grove
The nightingales
Sing out their chords!
When do you think of me?

I think of you
At the twilight
Of evening
By the shadowy spring!
Where do you think of me?

I think of you
With sweet pain,
With anxious longing
And hot tears!
How do you think of me?

O think of me
Until our union
On a better star!
However distant I may be
I think only of you!

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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 10:01:40
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Word count: 79