by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Ach, wende diesen Blick, wende dies...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE
Ach, wende diesen Blick, wende dies Angesicht!
Das Inn're mir mit ewig neuer Glut,
Mit ewig neuem Harm erfülle nicht!

Wenn einmal die gequälte Seele ruht,
Und mit so fieberischer Wilde nicht
In meinen Adern rollt das heiße Blut -

Ein Strahl, ein flüchtiger, von deinem Licht,
Er wecket auf des Wehs gesamte Wut,
Das [schlangenhaft]1 mich in das Herze sticht.

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1 Brahms: "schlangengleich"

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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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Ah, turn away this gaze", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Ah, détourne ce regard", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Kyle Gee) , title 1: "Ah, turn away that look", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Ach, wend die blik toch af", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-25 00:12:40
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Ah, turn away this gaze
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ah, turn away this gaze, turn away your face!
Don't fill my heart with ever renewing passion,
With ever renewing grief!

Whenever my tortured soul rests,
And my hot blood ceases to course with so feverish a frenzy
In my veins - 

A ray, a fleeting one, of your light,
Awakens the entire fury of my woe,
That like a serpent, stings my heart.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:25
Line count: 9
Word count: 64