by Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)
Translation by Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

My heart, the bird of the wilderness
Language: English  after the Bangla (Bengali) 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
My heart, the bird of the wilderness,
has found its sky in your eyes:
They are the cradle of the morning,
they are the kingdom of the stars;
My songs are lost in their depths.
Let me but soar in that sky,
in its lonely immensity!
Let me but cleave its clouds
and spread wings in its sunshine.

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in Czech (Čeština), a translation by František Balej (1873 - 1918) ; composed by Josef Bohuslav Foerster.
  • Also set in Czech (Čeština), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Pavel Haas.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Jan Śliwiński (1884 - 1950) , no title, appears in Der Gärtner, no. 31, first published 1916 ; composed by Johann Móry, Karol Maciej Szymanowski.
  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , copyright © 1936 ; composed by Franco Alfano.
  • Also set in Polish (Polski), a translation by Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz (1894 - 1980) ; composed by Karol Maciej Szymanowski.
  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Andrea Butenschön (1866 - 1948) ; composed by Lennart Hedwall.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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