by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866)

Daß der Ostwind Düfte
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Daß der Ostwind Düfte
Hauchet in die Lüfte,
Dadurch thut er kund,
Daß du hier gewesen.

Weil hier Thränen rinnen,
Dadurch wirst du innen,
Wär's dir sonst nicht kund,
Daß ich hier gewesen.

Schönheit oder Liebe,
Ob versteckt sie bliebe?
Düfte thun es und
Thränen kund,
Daß sie hier gewesen.

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Confirmed with Oestliche Rosen von Friedrich Rückert. Drei Lesen., Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1822, page 368.


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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) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Dat zij hier geweest zijn", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "That the East Wind blows scents", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Natalie Macfarren) , "That thou here hast wandered"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , 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.
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