by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850)
Translation © by Walter A. Aue

Weil' auf mir, du dunkles Auge
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE
Weil' auf mir, du dunkles Auge,
Übe deine ganze Macht,
Ernste, milde [träumerische]1,
Unergründlich süße Nacht!

Nimm mit deinem Zauberdunkel
Diese Welt von hinnen mir,
Daß du über meinem Leben
Einsam schwebest für und für.

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Confirmed with Nicolaus Lenau's sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von G. Emil Barthel, Leipzig: Druck und Verlag von Philipp Reclam jun., [1883], page 11.

1 Sjögren: "träumereiche"

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation possibly by Arthur Westbrook ; composed by Charles Edward Ives.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by John Ford Barbour.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Linger on me, dark eyes", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Stay with me, endarkened vision", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "S'il te plait", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 35

Stay with me, endarkened vision
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Stay with me, endarkened vision,
exercise your fullest might,
solemn, gentle, dream-abundant,
bottomlessly precious night.

Let your somber magic's cover
shield me from this earthly shore,
high above my life to hover:
lone for ever, evermore.

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2008 by Walter A. Aue, (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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This text was added to the website: 2008-06-01
Line count: 8
Word count: 36