Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Heimkehr
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Leiser [schwanken]1 die Äste,
Der Kahn fliegt uferwärts,
Heim kehrt die Taube zum Neste,
Zu dir kehrt heim mein Herz.

Genug am schimmernden Tage,
Wenn rings das Leben lärmt,
Mit irrem Flügelschlage
Ist es ins Weite geschwärmt.

Doch nun die Sonne geschieden,
Und Stille sich senkt auf den Hain,
Fühlt es: bei dir ist der Frieden,
Die [Ruhe]2 bei dir allein.

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1 Abt: "schaukeln"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Strauss: "Ruh'"

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) , "Retorn a casa", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Thuiskomen", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Homecoming", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Retour à la maison", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Ritorno a casa", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 61

Retour à la maison
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Les branches se balancent doucement,
La barque glisse vers l'aval,
La colombe retourne au nid,
Vers toi retourne mon cœur.

Par des journées resplendissantes,
Au milieu du tumulte de la vie,
Avec des battements d'aile affolés,
Il s'est dispersé au loin.

Pourtant, maintenant que le soleil s'est couché,
Et que le silence s'étend sur les bois,
Il le sent : auprès de toi est la paix,
Et le repos, auprès de toi seule.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Pierre Mathé, (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.
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This text was added to the website: 2009-02-07
Line count: 12
Word count: 73