by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation Singable translation by John Todhunter (1839 - 1916)

Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG FIN FRE GRE HEB IRI ITA SPA
Am leuchtenden [Sommermorgen]1
Geh' ich im Garten herum.
Es flüstern und sprechen die Blumen,
[Ich aber, ich wandle stumm.]2

Es flüstern und sprechen die Blumen,
Und [schaun]3 mitleidig mich an:
Sei [unserer]4 Schwester nicht böse,
Du trauriger blasser Mann.

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Confirmed with Heinrich Heine, Buch der Lieder, Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg, 1827, page 150.

1 Gaul: "Frühlingsmorgen"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 R. Schumann follows Heine's original version: "Ich aber wandle stumm".
3 Franz: "schauen"
4 Franz, R. Schumann: "unsrer"

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "En un lluminós matí d'estiu", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Jan Rot) , "Een zwoelige zomermorgen", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Op 'n stralende zomermorgen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "On a shining summer morning", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (John Todhunter) , "Poetical idea", first published <<1907
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Beltjens) , no title, appears in Intermezzo lyrique, no. 45, first published 1827
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) (Effimia Gianniou) , "Ένα ηλιόλουστο καλοκαιριάτ_", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Assaf Levitin) (Michal Levitin) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Una luminosa mattina d'estate", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Wilson Hidalgo) , "En una luminosa mañana de verano", copyright © 2007, (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: 2019-09-08 18:08:18
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Word count: 39

Poetical idea
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
In the glimmering summer morning
I pace the garden alone;
The flowers are whisp'ring and speaking,
But silently wander I on.

The flowers are whisp'ring and speaking,
My form with compassion they scan:
"O pray be kind to our sister,
Thou mournful and pale-faced man!"

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Text added to the website: 2008-03-01 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:38
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Word count: 45