by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Du bist Orplid, mein Land!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA
Du bist Orplid, mein Land!
Das ferne leuchtet;
Vom Meere dampfet dein besonnter Strand
Den Nebel, so der Götter Wange feuchtet.

Uralte Wasser steigen
Verjüngt um deine Hüften, Kind!
Vor deiner Gottheit beugen 
Sich Könige, die deine Wärter sind.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Mörike, Eduard, Werke, Herausgegeben von Hannsludwig Geiger, Sonderausgabe der Tempel-Klassiker, Emil Vollmer Verlag, Wiesbaden, p. 65.


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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 © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Weyla's song", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le chant de Weyla", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Le chant de Weyla", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Pupillo) , "Canto di Weyla", copyright © 2015, (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: 2014-08-16 13:54:05
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Weyla's song
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 You are Orplid, my land!
 the distant gleaming;
 From the sea, your sunny shore 
 steams with mist, which moistens the cheeks of gods.
 
 Ancient waters rise
 rejuvenated about your hips, child!
 To your divinity bow
 kings, who are your attendants.

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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 10:01:42
Line count: 8
Word count: 41