by Friedrich von Schlegel (1772 - 1829)
Translation © by Amelia Maria Imbarrato

Der Wanderer
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Wie deutlich des Mondes Licht
Zu mir spricht,
Mich beseelend zu der Reise:
"Folge treu dem alten Gleise,
Wähle keine Heimath nicht.
Ew'ge Plage
Bringen sonst die schweren Tage.
Fort zu andern
Sollst du wechseln, sollst du wandern,
Leicht entfliehend jeder Klage."

Sanfte Ebb' und hohe Fluth,
Tief im Muth,
Wandr' ich so im [Dunkel]1 weiter,
Steige muthig, singe heiter,
Und die Welt erscheint mir gut.
Alles reine
Seh' ich mild im Wiederscheine,
Nichts verworren
In des Tages Gluth verdorren:
Froh umgeben, doch alleine.

E. Vietor sets stanza 2

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Confirmed with Musen-Almanach für das Jahr 1802. Herausgegeben von A. W. Schlegel und L. Tieck. Tübingen, in der Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1802, pages 146-147; and with Friedrich Schlegel's sämmtliche Werke. Erster Band. Gedichte. Berlin, bei Julius Eduard Hitzig, 1809, page 24.

1 Schubert: "Dunkeln"

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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) , "El caminant", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De rondtrekkende", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Richard Hurley) , "The wanderer", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le Voyageur", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Il viandante", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Il viandante
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Come chiara mi parla 
la luce della luna, 
incoraggiandomi al viaggio:
"Segui sempre l'antica via, 
non sceglierti una patria. 
Eterne pene
portano altrimenti i giorni crudeli.  
Via, altro, 
devi cambiare, devi andare, 
lasciando perdere ogni lamento."  

Dolce riflusso e alta marea,
nel profondo dell'anima, 
vado ancora avanti nell'oscurità,
salgo ardito, canto lieto 
e il mondo mi sembra buono. 
Tutto puro 
io vedo nel crepuscolo, 
nulla confuso 
o inaridito nell'ardore del giorno:
sono pieno di gioia - ma solo.

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Text added to the website: 2007-11-15 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:29
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