Translation © by Peter Low

Verschwiegene Liebe
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG ENG FRE FRE ITA POR
Über Wipfel und Saaten
In den Glanz hinein -
Wer mag sie erraten,
Wer holte sie ein?
Gedanken sich wiegen,
Die Nacht ist verschwiegen,
Gedanken sind frei.

Errät' es nur eine,
Wer an sie gedacht
Beim Rauschen der Haine,
Wenn niemand mehr wacht
Als die Wolken, die fliegen -
Mein Lieb ist verschwiegen
Und schön wie die Nacht.

Authorship

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) , "Amor silenciós", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Silent love", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Peter Low) , "Silent love", copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Amour silencieux", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Amour taciturne", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Amore segreto", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Caê Vieira) , "Amor silencioso", copyright © 2019, (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: 58

Silent love
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Over treetops and wheat-fields
through the evening air
the mind moves unhindered
there's no foreseeing where
The moment is timely
the night is so silent
and thoughts fly so free

If only she could guess how
she fills one person's thoughts
who gazes on the countryside
at rest in the fading light
While the clouds alone are moving
my love owns the silence
and beauty of the night.

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2021 by Peter Low, (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: 2021-02-27
Line count: 14
Word count: 68