by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Venedig
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
An der Brücke stand
jüngst ich in brauner Nacht.
Fernher kam Gesang;
goldener Tropfen quoll's
über die zitternde Fläche weg.
Gondeln, Lichter, Musik -
trunken schwamm's in die Dämmrung hinaus ...

Meine Seele, ein Saitenspiel,
sang sich, unsichtbar berührt,
heimlich ein Gondellied dazu,
zitternd vor bunter Seligkeit.
- Hörte [ihr jemand]1 zu?

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1 Herz, Pejačević: "jemand ihr"

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Venice", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Venise", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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