by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866)

Nun seh' ich wohl, warum so dunkle...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG ENG FRE ITA POR SPA
Nun seh' ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen
Ihr sprühtet mir in manchem Augenblicke.
O Augen, gleichsam, um [in]1 einem Blicke
Zu drängen eure ganze Macht zusammen.

Doch ahnt' ich nicht, weil Nebel mich umschwammen,
Gewoben vom verblendenden Geschicke,
Daß sich der Strahl bereits zur Heimkehr schicke,
Dorthin, von wannen alle Strahlen stammen.

Ihr wolltet mir mit eurem Leuchten sagen:
Wir möchten nah dir [immer]2 bleiben gerne!
Doch ist uns das vom Schicksal abgeschlagen.

Sieh' [recht]2 uns [an]3, denn bald sind wir dir ferne!
Was dir [noch]4 Augen sind in diesen Tagen:
In künft'gen Nächten sind es dir nur Sterne.

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1 Mahler: "voll in"
2 omitted by Mahler.
3 Mahler: "nur an"
4 Mahler: "nur"

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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) , "Ara veig bé, per què en certs moments", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Now I see well why with such dark flames", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (David Paley) , "Now do I see with what such darkened beacons", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Ora vedo bene perché fiamme così cupe", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Paulo Albuquerque de Noronha) , "Agora vejo bem, por que chamas tão escuras", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elena María Accinelli) , "Ahora veo por qué con esas llamas tan oscuras", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 14
Word count: 100

Agora vejo bem, por que chamas tão escuras
Language: Portuguese (Português)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Agora vejo bem, por que chamas tão escuras
Brilhavam para mim de teus olhares tantas vezes.
Ó olhos, em apenas uma mirada
Concentravam todo seu poder.

Porém eu não imaginava, por estar envolto em névoas,
Tecidas pelo ofuscante destino,
Que o raio logo se enviava ao lar,
Lá, de onde surgem todos os raios.

Tu querias me dizer com tuas luzes:
Gostaríamos de ficar juntos de ti!
Mas isso nos é recusado pelo destino.

Olhe para nós, pois logo estaremos longe de ti!
O que nestes dias são apenas teus olhos:
Nas noites futuras, serão estrelas.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Portuguese (Português) copyright © 2019 by Paulo Albuquerque de Noronha, (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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This text was added to the website: 2019-02-24
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Word count: 96