Translation © by Salvador Pila

Genügsamkeit
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
"Dort raget ein Berg aus den Wolken her,
Ihn erreicht wohl mein eilender Schritt.
Doch [dort]1 ragen neue, und immer mehr -
Fort, da mich der Drang noch durchglüht."

Es treibt ihn vom schwebenden Rosenlicht
Aus dem ruhigen, heitern Azur. -
Und endlich - waren's die Berge nicht,
Es war seine Sehnsucht nur.

[Und allgemach rings wird es]2 öd und flach,
Und doch [kam]3 er nimmer zurück -
O Götter! gebt mir ein Hüttendach
Im Thal, und ein friedliches Glück!

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Franz von Schober, Stuttgart und Tübingen, J.G.Cotta'scher Verlag, 1842, page 8.

1 omitted by Schubert
2 Schubert: "Doch nun wird es ringsum"
3 Schubert: "kann"

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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) , "Senzillesa", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lotsaanvaarding", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "A feeling of sufficiency", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Simplicité", copyright © 2012, (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: 2018-06-26 10:17:25
Line count: 12
Word count: 80

Senzillesa
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Allà, una muntanya es dreça per damunt dels núvols,
els meus passos ràpids m’hi apropen.
Però d’altres es drecen encara més amunt,
mentre un ardent afany m’empeny encara.

L’esperonava la llum rosada surant
a l’atzur tranquil i serè.
I finalment no hi hagué més muntanyes,
tan sols el seu deler.

Ara però, tot al seu voltant és erm i planer
i tanmateix, no pot tornar enrere.
Oh déus, doneu-me l’aixopluc d’una cabana
a la vall i una plàcida benaurança.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2017 by Salvador Pila, (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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Text added to the website: 2017-05-27 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-05-27 12:33:35
Line count: 12
Word count: 79