by Friedrich von Matthisson (1761 - 1831)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Entzückung
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Tag voll Himmel! da aus Lauras Blicken
Mir der Liebe heiligstes Entzücken
In die wonnetrunkne Seele drang!
Und, von ihrem Zauber hingerissen,
Ich der Holden, unter Feuerküssen,
An den süßbeklommnen Busen sank!

Goldner sah ich Wolken sich besäumen,
Jedes Blättchen auf den Frühlingsbäumen
Schien zu flüstern: Ewig, ewig dein!
Glücklicher, in solcher Taumelfülle,
Werd' ich, nach verstäubter Erdenhülle,
Kaum in Edens [Mirtenlauben]1 seyn.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Friedrich von Matthisson. Erster Theil. Tübingen, bei Cotta, 1811, page 7; and with Gedichte von Friedrich von Matthisson. Erster Theil. Neueste, sehr vermehrte und vollständigste Ausgabe. Wien 1815. In Commission bey Cath. Gräffer und Härter, page 7.

1 Matthisson (Wien 1815 edition), and Schubert: "Myrthenlauben"

Note: The initial version of this poem, published 1781 and 1783 with the title Laura, is slightly different and has an additional stanza; see below.


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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Encís", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Verrukking", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Rapture", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ravissement", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Melanie Trumbull , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2018-05-23 12:17:34
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Word count: 63

Encís
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Dia celestial! Quan des de l'esguard de Laura,
el sagrat encís de l'amor penetrà
dins la meva ànima, èbria de delit!
I, arrabassat per el seu encantament,
enmig de besades ardents, em vaig deixar caure
en el dolç, oprimit pit de l'encisadora!

Vaig veure els núvols enribetar-se d'or,
cada petita fulla dels arbres primaverencs
semblava xiuxiuejar: per sempre, teva per sempre!
En aital esplet d'èxtasi, a penes seré més feliç
quan, després de ser colgat de terra polsosa,
estigui entre el fullam de murtra de l'Edèn.

Authorship

  • 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: 2017-12-28 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-12-28 14:20:39
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Word count: 86