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Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Die Lerche grüßt den ersten Strahl
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Die Lerche grüßt den ersten Strahl,
Daß er die Brust ihr zünde,
Wenn träge Nacht noch überall
Durchschleicht die tiefen Gründe.

Und du willst, Menschenkind, der Zeit
Verzagend unterliegen?
Was ist dein kleines Erdenleid?
Du mußt es überfliegen!

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Confirmed with Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorff's Werke. Erster Theil. Gedichte. Berlin. Verlegt von M. Simion. 1841, page 46; and with Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorff's sämmtliche Werke. Zweite Auflage. Erster Band. Leipzig, Voigt & Günther. 1864, page 279.


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Meditazione 4 dalle "Meditazioni del viandante"", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

This text was added to the website: 2004-04-02
Line count: 8
Word count: 38

L'alouette salue le premier rayon
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
L'alouette salue le premier rayon
Qui peut lui embraser la poitrine
Quand encore l'indolente nuit
Se coule dans les vallées profondes.

Et enfant des hommes tu veux,
Désespérant, te soumettre au temps ?
Qu'est ta petite souffrance terrestre ?
Tu dois la dépasser !

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2015-03-07
Line count: 8
Word count: 44