by Ludwig Rellstab (1799 - 1860)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Liebesbotschaft
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE ITA KOR NOR POR SPA
Rauschendes Bächlein,
So silbern und hell,
Eilst zur Geliebten
So munter und schnell?
Ach trautes Bächlein
Mein Bote sey Du;
Bringe die Grüße
Des Fernen ihr zu.

All' ihre Blumen
Im Garten gepflegt,
Die sie so lieblich
Am Busen trägt,
Und ihre Rosen
In purpurner Gluth,
Bächlein, erquicke
Mit kühlender Fluth.

[Wenn]1 sie am Ufer,
In Träume versenkt,
Meiner gedenkend
Das Köpfchen hängt;
Tröste die Süße
Mit freundlichem Blick,
Denn der Geliebte
Kehrt bald zurück.

Neigt sich die Sonne
Mit röthlichem Schein,
Wiege das Liebchen
In Schlummer ein.
Rausche sie murmelnd
In süße Ruh,
Flüstre ihr Träume
Der Liebe zu.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludwig Rellstab. Erstes Bändchen. Berlin, bei Friedrich Laue. 1827, pages 103-104; and with Gesammelte Schriften von Ludwig Rellstab. Neue Ausgabe. Zwölfter Band. Gedichte, Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus. 1860, pages 80-81.

1 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "Wann"

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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) , "Missatge d'amor", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Liefdesboodschap", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Richard Morris) , "Love's Message", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Rakkauden", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Message d'amour", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Messaggio d'amore", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "사랑의 전령", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Kjærlighetsbudskap", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Axel Bergstedt) , "Mensagem de amor", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , "Mensaje de amor", 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 between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-11-06 04:31:28
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Liefdesboodschap
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Klaterend beekje,
Als zilver zo hel,
Ben je op weg naar
Mijn liefste zo snel?
Ach, schattig beekje,
Kom vlug, maak je klaar;
Breng van de Verre
Nu groeten naar haar.

Zorg voor haar bloemen,
In 't tuintje gekweekt,
Die zij zo mooi op
Haar boezem steekt.
En ook haar rozen
Met purperen gloed,
Beekje, verkwik en
Verkoel ze maar goed.

Als aan de oever
Zij stil om mij treurt,
't Hoofdje laat hangen,
Door vrees verscheurd,
Troost dan die lieve,
Verblijd haar maar vlug,
Want haar beminde
Keert gauw terug.

Wanneer de zon daalt
Met roodachtig licht,
Wieg zacht in slaap dan
Dat lieve wicht.
Breng haar al ruisend
In zoete rust,
Laat haar maar dromen:
Ik word gekust.

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Text added to the website: 2005-05-16 00:00:00
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