by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Amelia Maria Imbarrato

Fußreise
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG ENG FRE FRE ITA
Am frischgeschnittnen Wanderstab,
Wenn ich in der Frühe
So durch [die]1 Wälder ziehe,
Hügel auf und ab:

Dann, wie's Vöglein im Laube
Singet und sich rührt,
Oder wie die gold'ne Traube
Wonnegeister spürt 
In der ersten Morgensonne:

So fühlt auch mein alter, lieber
Adam Herbst und Frühlingsfieber,
Gottbeherzte,
Nie verscherzte
Erstlings Paradiseswonne.

Also bist du nicht so schlimm, o alter
Adam, wie die strengen Lehrer sagen;
Liebst und lobst du immer doch,
Singst und preisest immer noch,
Wie an ewig neuen Schöpfungstagen,
Deinen lieben Schöpfer und Erhalter.

Möcht' es dieser geben 
Und mein ganzes Leben
Wär' im leichten Wanderschweiße
Eine solche Morgenreise!

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Passejada a peu", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Paul Hindemith) , "Journey on foot", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Shawn Thuris) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Promenade à pied", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Randonnée pédestre", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Passeggiata", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2003-10-22 00:00:00
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Word count: 102

Passeggiata
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Quando, con un bastone appena tagliato, 
la mattina presto me 
ne vado per i boschi, 
su e giù per le colline: 

poi, come l'uccellino tra i rami 
canta e si muove, 
o come il grappolo d'oro sente 
l'essenza della gioia 
nel primo sole del mattino: 

così prova anche il mio vecchio, caro 
Adamo la febbre dell'autunno e della primavera, 
divinamente ardita, 
mai dimenticata 
prima gioia del paradiso. 

Dunque non sei così malvagio, o vecchio 
Adamo, come dicono i maestri severi: 
ami e lodi ancora, 
canti e glorifichi ancora, 
come in un giorno della creazione sempre nuovo, 
Colui che ti ha creato e ti conserva! 

Se Lui lo volesse, 
sarebbe tutta la mia vita, 
nel leggero sudore del viandante, 
una simile passeggiata mattutina.

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Text added to the website: 2008-05-12 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:42
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Word count: 122