by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Scheideblick
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA
Als ein unergründlich Wonnemeer
Strahlte mir dein [tiefer Seelenblick;]1
Scheiden mußt' ich ohne Wiederkehr,
Und ich habe scheidend all' mein Glück
Still versenkt in dieses tiefe Meer.

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Confirmed with Nicolaus Lenau’s sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von G. Emil Barthel, Leipzig: Druck und Verlag von Philipp Reclam jun., [no year], page 131.

1 Lang: "seelenvoller Blick!"

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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 English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Josephine Lang.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Esguard de comiat", copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Glance at parting", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Regard d'adieu", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Sguardo d'addio", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 5
Word count: 27

Glance at parting
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Like an unfathomable ocean of joy
Your soulful gaze shone for me!
I had to take leave, knowing I would never return,
And as I departed, I quietly sank
All my happiness into this deep ocean.

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This text was added to the website: 2006-11-21
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Word count: 36