by Karl August Candidus (1817 - 1872)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Geheimnis
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
O Frühlingsabenddämmerung!
O laues, lindes Weh'n,
Ihr Blütenbäume, sprecht, was tut
ihr so zusammensteh'n?

Vertraut ihr das Geheimnis euch
Von uns'rer Liebe süß?
Was flüstert ihr ein ander zu
Von uns'rer Liebe süß?

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Secret", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Secret", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Geheim", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:23
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Word count: 33

Secret
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
O spring's evening twilight!
O mild, gently breezes,
You blossoming trees, speak - what are you doing,
standing so close together?

Do you confide to one another
the secret of our sweet love?
What do you whisper to one another
about our sweet love?

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:23
Line count: 8
Word count: 44