by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Robert Schall

Ein dunkeler Schacht ist Liebe
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Hungarian (Magyar) 
Available translation(s): AFR CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG FIN FIN FRE ITA
Ein dunkeler Schacht ist Liebe,
ein gar zu gefährlicher Bronnen;
da fiel ich hinein, ich Armer,
kann weder hören noch sehn,
nur denken an meine Wonnen,
nur stöhnen in meinen Wehn.

About the headline (FAQ)

Authorship

Based on

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):

  • AFR Afrikaans [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Pauline Kroger) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Love is a dark shaft", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Milla Valkeasuo) , "Rakkaus on synkkä rotko", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "L'amour est un sombre puits", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2012, (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: 6
Word count: 31

Love is a bottomless shaft
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Love is a bottomless shaft,
a dark, all too dangerous well:
I neither can see nor can hear
since down its deep blackness I fell;
only think of the joy that is past,
only groan, for my sorrow will last.

About the headline (FAQ)

Authorship

  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2018 by Robert Schall, (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.
    Contact: 

Based onBased on

 

This text was added to the website: 2020-02-25
Line count: 6
Word count: 40