by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Paolo Pupillo

Du bist Orplid, mein Land!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA
Du bist Orplid, mein Land!
Das ferne leuchtet;
Vom Meere dampfet dein besonnter Strand
Den Nebel, so der Götter Wange feuchtet.

Uralte Wasser steigen
Verjüngt um deine Hüften, Kind!
Vor deiner Gottheit beugen 
Sich Könige, die deine Wärter sind.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Mörike, Eduard, Werke, Herausgegeben von Hannsludwig Geiger, Sonderausgabe der Tempel-Klassiker, Emil Vollmer Verlag, Wiesbaden, p. 65.


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Weyla's song", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le chant de Weyla", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Le chant de Weyla", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Pupillo) , "Canto di Weyla", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 39

Canto di Weyla
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Tu sei Orplid, la mia terra!
che splende di lontano;
dal mare la tua spiaggia soleggiata evapora
nebbia, e così inumidisce la guancia degli Dei.

Vetuste acque salgono
ringiovanite attorno ai tuoi fianchi, fanciulla!
Dinanzi alla tua divinità si inchinano
i re, che sono i tuoi guardiani.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2015 by Paolo Pupillo, (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: 2015-10-30
Line count: 8
Word count: 47