by Johann Baptist Mayrhofer (1787 - 1836)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Der Sieg
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
O unbewölktes Leben!
So rein und tief und klar.
Uralte Träume schweben
Auf Blumen wunderbar.

Der Geist zerbrach die Schranken,
Des Körpers träges Bley;
Er waltet groß und frey.
Es laben die Gedanken
An Edens Früchten sich;
Der alte Fluch entwich.
Was ich auch je gelitten,
Die Palme ist erstritten,
Gestillet mein Verlangen.
Die Musen selber sangen
Die Schlang' in Todesschlaf,
Und meine Hand - sie traf.

O unbewölktes Leben!
So rein und tief und klar.
Uralte Träume schweben
Auf Blumen wunderbar.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, pages 64-65.


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) , "La victòria", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De overwinning", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Victory", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Victoire", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 20
Word count: 82

De overwinning
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
O, onbewolkt licht leven!
Zo rein en diep en klaar.
Oeroude dromen zweven
Over bloemen wonderbaar.
 
De geest verbrak de schachten,
Van 't lijf het zware lood;
Hij heerst nu vrij en groot.
Nu laven de gedachten
Zich vrij aan Eden's vrucht.
De oude vloek? Gevlucht!
Wat ik ook heb geleden,
De strijd is nu gestreden,
Bevredigd mijn verlangen.
De Muzen zelf, hun zangen
Bedwelmden diep de slang.
Hard sloeg mijn hand, en lang.
 
O onbewolkt licht leven!
Zo rein en diep en klaar.
Oeroude dromen zweven
Over bloemen wonderbaar.

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2008 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., please ask the copyright-holder(s) directly.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-12-13
Line count: 20
Word count: 90