by Friedrich Hermann Frey (1839 - 1911), as Martin Greif
Translation © by Marianne Beate Kielland

Bild der Liebe
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE NOR
Vom Wald umgeben
Ein Blütenbaum -
So lacht ins Leben
Der Liebe Traum,
Ihm nah verbunden
Und fern zugleich,
Bis er entschwunden
Dem Zauberreich.


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):

  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "Kjærlighetsbilde", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Image d'amour", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Jakob Kellner

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 24

Language: Norwegian (Bokmål)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Omsluttet av skogen
- et blomstrende tre -
slik ler i livet
drømmens kjærlighet,
nært forbundet
men samtidig så fjern,
til den forsvinner
i trylleriket.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Norwegian (Bokmål) copyright © 2008 by Marianne Beate Kielland, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-03-27
Line count: 8
Word count: 25