by Heinrich Stieglitz (1801 - 1849)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Jussuf
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Glühe nur, Südwind!
Hauche versengend
Ueber der Wüste
Dürstendes Gras; --
Brennst doch so heiß nicht,
Glühst nicht so sengend,
Wie mir die Rache
Senget das Herz ab
Um des Erschlagnen Blut.
Turan, wie klaffen
Roth Deine Wunden!
Gegen den Mörder
Klaffen sie roth!
Dürstend nach Rache
Trauert die Lanze;
Heute noch will ich
Festlich sie kleiden
In des Verräthers Blut.

Confirmed with Bilder des Orients von Heinrich Stieglitz, Erster Band, Leipzig, bei Carl Cnobloch, 1831, pages 22-23.


Authorship

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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Joseph", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2015-06-24
Line count: 18
Word count: 60

Joseph
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Only glow, southwind!
Let your blowing singe
Across the desert's
Thirsting grass; --
Yet you do not burn so hotly,
You do not glow with such singeing,
As revenge
Singes my heart to its roots
When I think of the blood of the slain one.
Turan, how redly
Do your wounds gape!
Against your murderer
They gape redly, [accusingly]!
Thirsting for revenge
Your lance sorrows;
Today yet I shall
Garb it ceremoniously
In the blood of the traitor.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2015 by Sharon Krebs, (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.
    Contact: 

Based on

 

This text was added to the website: 2015-06-24
Line count: 18
Word count: 77