by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

Wild nights! ‑‑ Wild nights!
Language: English 
Available translation(s): CHI FRE GER GER ITA
Wild nights! -- Wild nights!
Were I with thee,
Wild nights should be
Our luxury!

Futile -- the [Wind]1 --
To a heart in port, --
Done with the Compass, --
Done with the Chart!

Rowing in Eden --
Ah! the Sea!
Might I but moor -- Tonight --
In thee!

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1 note: sometimes "Winds". Hoiby, Leisner, Rusche, A. Thomas: "Winds"

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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):

  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Mei Foong Ang) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Walter A. Aue) , "Sturmnacht! - Sturmnacht!", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Notti selvagge! Notti di tempesta!", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2018-07-21 17:21:24
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Word count: 43

Sturm! Nacht auf Nacht!
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Sturm! Nacht auf Nacht!
Wär’ ich bei dir,
Sturmnacht wär mir
Luxus und dir!

Nutzlos ein Sturm
dem Herzen im Port, -
Weg mit dem Kompass,
Seekarten fort!

Auf See in Eden -
Ach! Das Meer!
In dir heut Nacht ankern
vielmehr!

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Text added to the website: 2016-03-01 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-03-01 13:38:08
Line count: 12
Word count: 42