by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Amelia Maria Imbarrato

Wie herrlich leuchtet
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE ITA SPA
Wie herrlich leuchtet
Mir die Natur!
Wie glänzt die Sonne! 
Wie lacht die Flur!

Es dringen Blüten
Aus jedem Zweig
Und tausend Stimmen
Aus dem Gesträuch,

Und Freud und Wonne 
Aus jeder Brust.
O Erd', o Sonne!
O Glück, o Lust!

O Lieb', o Liebe! 
So golden schön,
Wie Morgenwolken 
Auf jenen Höhn!

Du segnest herrlich 
Das frische Feld,
Im Blütendampfe 
Die [volle]1 Welt.

O [Mädchen, Mädchen]2, 
Wie lieb ich dich!
Wie [blickt]3 dein Auge, 
Wie liebst du mich!

So liebt die Lerche
Gesang und Luft,
Und Morgenblumen 
Den Himmelsduft,

Wie ich dich liebe
Mit warmen Blut,
Die du mir Jugend
Und Freud und Mut

[Zu]4 neuen Liedern
Und Tänzen gibst.
Sei ewig glücklich, 
Wie du mich liebst!

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1 Zilcher: "weite"
2 Zilcher: "Liebster, Liebster"
3 Pfitzner, Mendelssohn-Hensel: "blinkt"
4 Gabler: "in"

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Meilied", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "How marvellously does Nature shine for me!", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Chanson de mai", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Canzone di maggio", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (unknown or anonymous translator) , "Canción de mayo", written 2013


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
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Word count: 118

Canzone di maggio
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Come brilla 
stupenda la natura!
Splende il sole, 
ride il campo!

Nascono gemme 
da ogni ramo
e mille voci 
dai cespugli,

e gioia e voluttà 
da ogni petto.
O terra, o sole!
Felicità, piacere!

Amore, amore!
Bellezza d'oro,
come nubi mattutine
su quei colli!

Benedici divino
il giovane campo,
con alito di primavera 
tutto il mondo.

Fanciulla, fanciulla, 
quanto ti amo!
Come brilla il tuo sguardo!
Quanto mi ami!

Così ama l'allodola
il canto e l'aria,
e amano i fiori del mattino
il profumo del cielo,

con lo stesso ardore
con cui amo te,
che m'infondi gioventù, 
gioia e coraggio,

per nuovi canti 
e danze.
Sii sempre felice, 
tu che mi ami tanto!

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Text added to the website: 2006-01-19 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:17
Line count: 36
Word count: 113