by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Catherine Beloin

Anakreons Grab
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Wo die Rose hier blüht, wo Reben um Lorbeer sich schlingen,
  Wo das Turtelchen lockt, wo sich das Grillchen ergötzt,
Welch ein Grab ist hier, das alle Götter mit Leben
  Schön bepflanzt und geziert? Es ist Anakreons Ruh.
Frühling, Sommer, und Herbst genoß der glückliche Dichter,
  Vor dem Winter hat ihn endlich der Hügel geschützt.

Confirmed with Goethe's Gedichte, Hamburg, Gedruckt bey Friedrich Hermann Nestler, Hamburg, 1813, page 145.


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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Anacreon's grave", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Catherine Beloin) , "Le tombeau d'Anakreon", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Le tombeau d'Anakreon
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ici où la rose fleurit, où des vignes s'enroulent autour du laurier,
  où le tourtereau roucoule, où le petit grillon se plait,
Quelle est cette tombe, que tous les dieux ont de vie
  bellement plantée et fleurie? C'est le repos d'Anakreon.
Du Printemps, de l'été, et de l'automne a joui l'heureux poète;
  de l'hiver, enfin, la colline l'a protégé.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Catherine Beloin, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2009-05-10 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-02-08 09:41:23
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Word count: 59