by Richard Engländer (1859 - 1919), as Peter Altenberg
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Hier ist Friede
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Hier ist Friede. Hier weine ich mich aus über alles!
Hier löst sich mein unfaßbares, unermeßliches Leid,
das mir die Seele verbrennt ...
Siehe, hier sind keine Menschen, keine Ansiedlungen.
Hier ist Friede! Hier tropft Schnee leise in Wasserlachen ...


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 (Anne Ozorio) , title 1: "Here's Peace. Here I can cry my heart out.", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "La pace abita qui", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Jeroen Scholten

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 5
Word count: 40

Ici est la paix
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ici est la paix.
Ici je pleure sur toutes choses !
Ici se dissout la souffrance inconcevable, immense qui brûle mon âme...
Vois, ici il n'y a pas d'hommes, pas de villages...
Ici est la paix ! Ici la neige s'égoutte dans les flaques d'eau...

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This text was added to the website: 2009-01-11
Line count: 5
Word count: 45