by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Das Meer erglänzte weit hinaus
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE ITA KOR NOR SPA
Das Meer erglänzte weit hinaus,
Im letzten Abendscheine;
Wir saßen am einsamen Fischerhaus,
Wir saßen stumm und alleine.

Der Nebel stieg, das Wasser schwoll,
Die Möve flog hin und wieder;
Aus deinen Augen, liebevoll,
Fielen die Thränen nieder.

Ich sah sie fallen auf deine Hand,
Und bin auf's Knie gesunken;
Ich hab' von deiner weißen Hand
Die Thränen fortgetrunken.

Seit jener Stunde verzehrt sich mein Leib,
Die Seele stirbt vor Sehnen; -
Mich hat das unglückseel'ge Weib
Vergiftet mit ihren Thränen.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Buch der Lieder von H. Heine. Hamburg bei Hoffmann und Campe. 1827, page 193; and with Reisebilder von H. Heine. Erster Theil. Hamburg, bey Hoffmann und Campe. 1826, page 19.


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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)

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  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Nikolai Petrovich Rakov.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Vora el mar", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan zee", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "The sea sparkled out in the distance", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Au bord de la mer", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Al mare", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "바닷가에서", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POL Polish (Polski) (Stanisław Budziński) , no title, first published 1886
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2003-10-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-11-12 06:03:39
Line count: 16
Word count: 81

Aan zee
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
De zee lag blinkend breed en vrij
In laatste avondscheem’ring.
Bij ’t eenzame vissershuis zaten wij
Alleen en zwijgend in mijm’ring.
 
De nevel steeg, het water zwol,
Een zeemeeuw trok zwenkend banen,
En uit jouw ogen, liefdevol,
Druppelden tere tranen.
 
Ik zag ze neerkomen op je hand,
Ben op mijn knieën gezonken.
Ik heb toen van jouw witte hand
De tranen afgedronken.
 
Maar sinds die avond word steeds ik verteerd,
Mijn ziel sterft van verlangen;
Mij heeft die vrouw fataal gedeerd,
Vergiftigd door tranen, gevangen.

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Text added to the website: 2005-04-18 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:13
Line count: 16
Word count: 85