Translation © by Lau Kanen

Der Flug der Zeit
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Es floh die Zeit im Wirbelfluge
Und trug des Lebens Plan mit sich.
Wohl stürmisch war es auf dem Zuge,
Beschwerlich oft und widerlich.

So ging es fort durch alle Zonen,
Durch Kinderjahre, [Jugendglück]1,
Durch Thäler, wo die Freuden wohnen,
Die sinnend sucht der Sehnsucht Blick.

Bis an der Freundschaft lichtem Hügel
Die Zeit nun sanfter, stiller flog,
Und endlich da die raschen Flügel
In süßer Ruh zusammenbog.

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Note: No published source of this poem is known. Most likely Schubert received the text in manuscript form from Széchényi, the dedicatee of Schubert's op. 7.

1 Schubert: "durch Jugendglück"

Authorship

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) , "El volar del temps", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De vlucht van de tijd", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The Flight of Time", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le vol du temps", copyright © 2011, (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: 2018-02-23 07:39:09
Line count: 12
Word count: 68

De vlucht van de tijd
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
De Tijd vloog heen in wentelbogen
En droeg het levensplan bij zich.
Veel stormen werden er doorvlogen,
Vaak was 't niet leuk, zelfs akelig.

Hij trok door alle regionen,
Door kinderjaren, door jeugdgeluk,
Door dalen waar de vreugden wonen,
Waarop Verlangen is zo tuk.

Tot Tijd nabij de lichte heuvels
Der Vriendschap zachter, stiller vloog,
En eind'lijk daar de snelle vleugels
Bedaard en kalm tezamenboog.

Authorship

  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2005 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2005-12-01 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:16
Line count: 12
Word count: 65