by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Robert Schall

Nun, ihr Musen, genug! Vergebens strebt...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): AFR CAT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE ITA SPA
Nun, ihr Musen, genug! Vergebens strebt ihr zu schildern,
Wie sich Jammer und Glück wechseln in liebender Brust.
Heilen könnet die Wunden ihr nicht, die Amor geschlagen;
Aber Linderung kommt einzig, ihr Guten, von euch.

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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):

  • AFR Afrikaans [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (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) , copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Robert Schall) , copyright © 2020, (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) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alvaro De la Cruz) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 4
Word count: 35

Now, you muses, enough! In vain you...
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Now, you muses, enough! In vain you strive to describe how
joy and sorrow might mix inside a heart filled with love.
Heal you cannot the wounds that unerring Amor inflicted,
but any balm will come from you, o Good Ones, alone.

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This text was added to the website: 2020-03-09
Line count: 4
Word count: 42