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Freunde, weihet den Pokal Jener fremden Menschenwelt, Die an gleichem Sonnenstrahl Sich erhellt, gesellt, gefällt; Glück den lieben unbekannten Lichtgesandten Herzverwandten, Deren Augen [übergehen]1, Wenn sie in die Sonne [sehen]2. --
Confirmed with Ludwig Achim's von Arnim Sämmtliche Werke, Zweiundzwanzigster Band, Nachlaß : Sechster Band, Gedichte von Ludwig Achim von Arnim, Erster Band, Weimar, Verlag von L. F. A. Kühn, 1856, page 75.1 Strauss: "übergehn"
2 Strauss: "sehn"
- by Karl Joachim ("Achim") Friedrich Ludwig von Arnim (1781 - 1831), "Der Pokal", subtitle: "In das Stammbuch der Frau von Goethe" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Richard Georg Strauss (1864 - 1949), "Der Pokal", op. 69 (Fünf kleine Lieder nach Gedichten von Achim von Arnim und Heinrich Heine) no. 2 (1918) [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "La copa", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De bokaal", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Joel Ayau) , "The goblet", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La coupe", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Hubert Schmid
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 30
Friends, consecrate the goblet to that foreign world of mankind, Which, by the same ray of sunshine as we are, is illuminated, joined, pleased; Drink to the happiness of beloved strangers, Ambassadors of light, relatives of the heart, Whose eyes also overflow with tears When they look into the sun.
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2008 by Joel Ayau, (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.
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Karl Joachim ("Achim") Friedrich Ludwig von Arnim (1781 - 1831), "Der Pokal", subtitle: "In das Stammbuch der Frau von Goethe"
This text was added to the website: 2008-12-10
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Word count: 50