Translation © by Emily Ezust

Heimkehr
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Leiser [schwanken]1 die Äste,
Der Kahn fliegt uferwärts,
Heim kehrt die Taube zum Neste,
Zu dir kehrt heim mein Herz.

Genug am schimmernden Tage,
Wenn rings das Leben lärmt,
Mit irrem Flügelschlage
Ist es ins Weite geschwärmt.

Doch nun die Sonne geschieden,
Und Stille sich senkt auf den Hain,
Fühlt es: bei dir ist der Frieden,
Die [Ruhe]2 bei dir allein.

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1 Abt: "schaukeln"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Strauss: "Ruh'"

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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) , "Retorn a casa", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Thuiskomen", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Homecoming", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Retour à la maison", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Ritorno a casa", copyright © 2005, (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: 2019-12-12 19:10:50
Line count: 12
Word count: 61

Homecoming
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The branches sway more gently,
the boat flies toward the shore;
home to its nest turns the dove,
home to you turns my heart.

It has wandered enough on shimmering days,
when life clamored
and with beating wings
it keenly explored foreign lands.

But now the sun has departed,
and silence sinks down upon the grove.
My heart feels this: with you is peace,
with you alone is rest.

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

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:48
Line count: 12
Word count: 69