by Johann Baptist Mayrhofer (1787 - 1836)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Es träumen die Wolken
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Es träumen die Wolken,
Die Sterne, der Mond,
Die Bäume, die Vögel,
Die Blumen, der Strom.
Sie wiegen,
Und schmiegen
Sich tiefer zurück,
[Zum thauigen Bette,
Zur ruhigen Stätte]1,
Zum heimlichen Glück.
Doch Blättergesäusel
Und Wellengekräusel
Verkünden Erwachen.
Denn ewig geschwinde,
Unruhige Winde,
Sie [stören und]2 fachen.

Erst schmeichelnde Regung,
Dann wilde Bewegung;
Und dehnende Räume
Verschlingen die Träume.

Im Busen, im reinen,
Bewahre die deinen;
Es ströme dein Blut:
Vor rasenden Stürmen
Besonnen zu schirmen 
Die heilige Gluth.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, pages 118-119.

1 Schubert reversed the order of these two lines, but only in the first pass, not in the repetition.
2 Schubert: "stören, sie"; Schubert (Alte Gesamtausgabe, erroneously): "stöhnen, sie"

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Antonio Zencovich) , copyright © 2014, (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: 2018-02-12 10:48:15
Line count: 26
Word count: 79

Ze dromen, de wolken
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ze dromen, de wolken,
De sterren, de maan,
De bomen, de vogels,
De bloemen, het graan.
Zij wiegen 
en wijken
Al dieper terug,
Naar rustige stekjes,
Naar dauwrijke plekjes,
Naar heim'lijk geluk.
Doch blaad'ren die suizen,
En golven die ruisen
Verkonden ontwaken;
Want altijd gezwinde
Onrustige winden,
Zij kreunen, zij slaken

Eerst vleiende streling,
Dan wilde beweging;
En wijkende zomen
Verzwelgen de dromen.

In 't hart, rein en trouwe,
Bewaar goed de jouwen;
Laat stromen je bloed:
Als stormen gaan woeden,
Koelbloedig wil hoeden
De heilige gloed.

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Translation of titles:
"Beym Winde" = "Bij wind"
"Beim Winde" = "Bij wind"


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Text added to the website: 2008-01-23 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-08-14 13:57:37
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Word count: 87