by Friedrich von Schlegel (1772 - 1829)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Die Gebüsche
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Es wehet kühl und leise
Die Luft durch dunkle Auen,
Und nur der Himmel lächelt
Aus tausend hellen Augen.
Es regt nur Eine Seele
Sich in [der Meere]1 Brausen,
Und in den leisen Worten,
Die durch die Blätter rauschen.
So tönt in Welle Welle,
Wo Geister heimlich trauren;
So folgen Worte Worten,
Wo Geister Leben hauchen.
Durch alle Töne tönet
Im bunten Erdentraume
[Ein]2 leiser Ton gezogen,
Für den, der heimlich lauschet.

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Confirmed with Musen-Almanach für das Jahr 1802. Herausgegeben von A. W. Schlegel und L. Tieck. Tübingen, in der Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1802, page 156; and with Friedrich Schlegel's sämmtliche Werke. Erster Band. Gedichte. Berlin, bei Julius Eduard Hitzig, 1809, page 33.

1 Schubert: "des Meeres"
2 Schubert: "Ein, nur ein"

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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) , "Els matossars", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De bosjes", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "The undergrowth", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Les buissons", 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: 2017-10-12 12:22:55
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Els matossars
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Fresc i suau bufa
l’aire a través de les prades ombrívoles
i només el cel somriu
de milers d’ulls brillants.
Només es belluga una ànima
en el bramul del mar
i en les paraules a veu baixa
que xiuxiuegen a través de les fulles.
Així ressona l’onada amb l’onada,
on els esperits secretament es lamenten;
així les paraules segueixen les paraules,
on els esperits alenen la vida.
A través de tot el brogit ressona,
en el virolat somni de la terra,
un feble so, adreçat
a aquell que secretament escolta.

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Text added to the website: 2018-10-02 00:00:00
Last modified: 2018-10-02 17:10:02
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Word count: 90