by Hans Schmidt (1854 - 1923)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Rosen brach ich nachts mir am dunklen...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA SPA
Rosen brach ich nachts mir am dunklen Hage;
Süßer hauchten Duft sie als je am Tage;
Doch verstreuten reich die bewegten Äste
Tau, der mich näßte.

Auch der Küsse Duft mich wie nie berückte,
Die ich nachts vom Strauch deiner Lippen pflückte:
Doch auch dir, bewegt im Gemüt gleich jenen,
Tauten die Tränen.

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Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Sapphische Ode", op. 94 (Fünf Lieder für 1 tiefe Stimme -- für 1 hohe Stimme mit Pianoforte) no. 4 (1884), published 1884 [ low voice or high voice and piano ], Berlin, Simrock [sung text checked 1 time]

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Sapphische ode", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Peter Low) , "Ode in Sapphic metre", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright © 2019
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ode saffica", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:49
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Word count: 53

By night I picked roses from the dark...
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
By night I picked roses from the dark hedge;
They breathed a sweeter fragrance than by day;
But the movement of the branches richly 
Showered me with dew.

I was also captivated as never before by the fragrance of your kisses,
Which I picked by night from your rose-bush lips:
But you, too, moved just as they did in your mind,
And shed a dew of tears!

About the headline (FAQ)

Translation of title "Sapphische Ode" = "Sapphic Ode"


Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2019 by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

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Text added to the website: 2019-12-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-12-03 17:46:34
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Word count: 67