by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

So hab ich wirklich dich verloren
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
So hab ich wirklich dich verloren,
Bist du, o [Schöne]1, mir entflohn?
Noch klingt in den gewohnten Ohren
Ein jedes Wort, ein jeder Ton.

So wie des Wandrers Blick am Morgen
Vergebens in die Lüfte dringt,
[Wenn]2, in dem blauen Raum verborgen,
Hoch über ihm die Lerche singt:

So dringet ängstlich hin und wieder
Durch Feld und Busch und Wald mein Blick;
Dich rufen alle meine Lieder;
O komm, Geliebte, mir zurück!

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Confirmed with Goethe's Werke, Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand, Erster Band, Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G.Cottaschen Buchhandlung, 1827, page 67; and with Goethe's Schriften, Achter Band, Leipzig, bey Georg Joachim Göschen, 1789, page 117.

1 Ludwig Berger: "Teure"
2 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "Wann"

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Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "A la allunyada", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de vertrokkene", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To the distant one", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "À celle qui est loin", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "A colei che se n'è andata", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Ariel E. Ramos) , "A la distante", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-10-29 06:12:14
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À celle qui est loin
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Alors t'ai‑je vraiment perdue ?
T'es‑tu, ô ma [belle]1, enfuie de moi ?
Dans mon oreille accoutumée sonne encore
Chaque mot, chaque accent.

Comme le regard du promeneur le matin
Perce en vain les cieux,
Lorsque cachée dans l'espace azuré,
Loin au-dessus de lui, chante l'alouette :

Ainsi, anxieux, parfois je fouille
De mon regard champs, bois et forêts ;
Tous mes chants t'appellent ;
Ô ma chérie, reviens vers moi.

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1 Berger : "chère"

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Text added to the website: 2009-01-17 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:04
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