by Otto Erich Hartleben (1864 - 1905)
Translation © by Are Frode Søholt

Madonna
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CHI ENG FRE ITA NYN
Steig, o Mutter aller Schmerzen,
Auf den Altar meiner Verse!
Blut aus deinen magren Brusten
Hat des Schwertes Wut vergossen.

Deine ewig frischen Wunden
Gleichen Augen, rot und offen.
Steig, o Mutter aller Schmerzen,
Auf den Altar meiner Verse!

In den abgezehrten Händen
Hältst du deines Sohnes Leiche.
Ihn zu zeigen aller Menschheit -
Doch der Blick der Menschen meidet
Dich, o Mutter aller Schmerzen!

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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):

  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , title 1: "Madonna", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Mimmi Fulmer) (Ric Merritt) , title 1: "Madonna", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Madonna", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (汉语 / 漢語) (Yen-Chiang Che) , title 1: "聖母", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Madone", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website: 2003-11-16 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
Line count: 13
Word count: 65

Madonna
Language: Norwegian (Nynorsk)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Stig opp, du alle smerters mor
på alteret til mine vers.
Dei magre brysta dine blør
etter sverdets ville raseri.

Dine alltid ferske sår;
liksom auge, stirrande og raude.
Stig opp, du alle smerters mor
på alteret til mine vers.

I dine visne hender
held du kroppen av din døde son.
Du vil vise han til menneska
men alle vender blikket bort
frå deg, du alle smerters mor.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Norwegian (Nynorsk) copyright © 2008 by Are Frode Søholt, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2008-03-28 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:39
Line count: 13
Word count: 68