by Robert Reinick (1805 - 1852)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

O versenk', o versenk' dein Leid
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
»O versenk', o versenk' dein Leid,
mein Kind, in die See, in die tiefe See!«
Ein Stein wohl bleibt auf des Meeres Grund,
mein Leid kommt stets in die Höh'.

»Und die Lieb', die du im Herzen trägst,
brich sie ab, brich sie ab, mein Kind!«
Ob die Blum' auch stirbt, wenn man sie bricht,
treue Lieb' nicht so geschwind.

»Und die Treu', und die Treu',
's war nur ein Wort, in den Wind damit hinaus.«
O Mutter und splittert der Fels auch im [Sturm]1,
Meine Treue, die hält ihn aus.

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1 Brahms: "Wind"

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Onverwoestbare liefde", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Amour fidèle", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Amore fedele", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Amore fedele
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
"Annega, o annega il dolore,
bambina, nel mare, nel mare profondo!"
Un sasso resta sempre al fondo,
a galla ritorna il dolore.
 
"L'amore, che porti nel cuore,
bambina, troncalo, troncalo via!"
Se il fiore troncato poi muore,
non muore l'amore fedele.
 
"Fedeltà e solo una parola,
che rapida vola col vento."
O madre, se anche la roccia si sfalda,
La mia fedeltà rimane intatta.

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Text added to the website: 2009-06-14 00:00:00
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