possibly by Johann Gustav Droysen (1808 - 1884)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Sehnsucht
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Fern und ferner schallt der Reigen.
Wohl mir, um mich her ist Schweigen
    Auf der Flur.
Zu dem vollen Herzen nur
Will nicht Ruh' sich neigen.

Horch! die Nacht schwebt durch die Räume,
Ihr Gewand durchrauscht die Bäume
    Lispelnd leis'.
Ach! so schweifen liebeheiß
Meine Wünsch' und Träume.

Confirmed with Memorabilien der Zeit. Denkblätter der Liebe und Freundschaft. Dritte Sammlung, München, Druck und Verlag von Georg Franz, 1850, page 149, under the heading "October", entry number 5. No poet indicated.


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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)

  • misattributed to Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847) and by Fanny Hensel (1805 - 1847), "Sehnsucht", op. 9 (Zwölf Lieder [nos. 7, 10, and 12 are by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel]) no. 7 [ voice and piano ], note: this was published in Felix Mendelssohn's opus [sung text checked 1 time]

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Hunkering", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Longing", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Nostalgie", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Hunkering
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ver weg hoor 'k de dansdeun tijgen.
Mij goed! Om mij heen is zwijgen
In het veld.
Maar voor ’t vol gemoed, daar geldt:
Jij zult rust niet krijgen.
 
Hoor! De nacht zweeft rond, gaat komen.
Zijn gewaad ruist door de bomen,
Fluisterzacht.
Ach, zo zwerven door de nacht
Heet mijn liefdesdromen.

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This text was added to the website: 2017-03-10
Line count: 10
Word count: 52