by Titus Ulrich (1813 - 1891)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Herzeleid
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Die Weiden lassen matt die Zweige hangen,
Und traurig ziehn die Wasser hin:
Sie schaute starr hinab mit bleichen Wangen,
Die unglückselge Träumerin.

Und ihr entfiel ein Strauss von Immortellen,
Er war so schwer von Tränen ja,
Und leise warnend lispelten die Wellen:
Ophelia, Ophelia!

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Hartsverdriet", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Heartbreak", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Cœur brisé", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Crepacuore", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Ted Perry

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52
Line count: 8
Word count: 45

Heartbreak
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The willow branches hang weakly,
and the water mournfully flows in:
she gazed fixedly down with pale cheeks,
the unlucky dreamer.

And from her hands dropped a bouquet of immortelles -
it was so heavy with tears -
and gently the waves whispered a warning:
"Ophelia, Ophelia!"

Authorship

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

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

    For any other purpose, please write to the e-mail address below to request permission and discuss possible fees.


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-08-11 09:43:14
Line count: 8
Word count: 47