by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Amelia Maria Imbarrato

Ganymed
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE HEB ITA
Wie im Morgenglanze
Du rings mich anglühst,
Frühling, Geliebter!
Mit tausendfacher Liebeswonne
Sich an mein [Herz]1 drängt
Deiner ewigen Wärme
Heilig Gefühl,
Unendliche Schöne!

Daß ich [diesen]2 fassen möcht'
In diesen Arm!

Ach an deinem Busen
Lieg' [ich,]3 schmachte,
Und deine Blumen, dein Gras
Drängen sich an mein Herz.
Du kühlst den brennenden
Durst meines Busens,
Lieblicher Morgenwind!
Ruft drein die Nachtigall
Liebend nach mir aus dem Nebelthal.
Ich komm', ich komme!
[Wohin? Ach]4, wohin?

[Hinauf! Hinauf strebt's.]5
Es schweben die Wolken
Abwärts, die Wolken
Neigen sich der sehnenden Liebe.
Mir! Mir!
In [euerm]6 Schoße
Aufwärts!
Umfangend umfangen!
Aufwärts an deinen Busen,
Alliebender Vater!

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Confirmed with Goethe's Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand. Zweyter Band. Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G.Cotta'schen Buchhandlung. 1827, pages 82-83; and with Goethe's Schriften, Achter Band, Leipzig, bey Georg Joachim Göschen, 1789, pages 210-211.

1 Schubert: "Herze"
2 Goethe (1789 and 1806 editions), and Schubert: "dich"
3 Schubert: "ich und"
4 Schubert: "Ach wohin"
5 Schubert: "Hinauf strebt's, hinauf!"
6 Schubert: "eurem"

Authorship

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) , "Ganimedes", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ganymedes", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Ganymede", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ganymède", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "גנימדס", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Ganimede", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2018-02-27 12:11:25
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Word count: 104

Ganimede
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Come nel chiarore del mattino splendi 
intorno a me, 
dio della primavera, amato! 
Con amorosa voluttà 
in mille forme sta 
sul mio cuore la sacra sensazione 
dei tuoi tepori eterni, 
bellezza senza fine! 

Che io possa stringerti 
fra le braccia! 

Ah, sul tuo petto giaccio 
e mi struggo, 
ei tuoi fiori, la tua erba, 
premono sul mio cuore. 
Tu plachi la sete ardente 
del mio petto, 
grazioso vento del mattino! 
In te mi chiama l'usignolo amabile, 
dalla valle nebbiosa. 

Vengo, vengo! 
E dove, dove? 

Su, in alto! 
Si librano le nuvole laggiù, 
siinchinano le nuvole 
al desiderio d'amore. 
A me, a me! 
Su, nel vostro grembo! 
Essere 
abbracciato ed abbracciare! 
Su in alto sul tuo petto, 
Padre di tutti gli amori!

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Text added to the website: 2008-07-17 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:48
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Word count: 121