Translation © by Emily Ezust

Verschwiegene Liebe
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA POR
Über Wipfel und Saaten
In den Glanz hinein -
Wer mag sie erraten,
Wer holte sie ein?
Gedanken sich wiegen,
Die Nacht ist verschwiegen,
Gedanken sind frei.

Errät' es nur eine,
Wer an sie gedacht
Beim Rauschen der Haine,
Wenn niemand mehr wacht
Als die Wolken, die fliegen -
Mein Lieb ist verschwiegen
Und schön wie die Nacht.

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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) , "Amor silenciós", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Silent love", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Amour silencieux", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Amour taciturne", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Amore segreto", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Caê Vieira) , "Amor silencioso", copyright © 2019, (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: 14
Word count: 58

Silent love
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Over treetops and crops
and into the splendor -
who may guess them,
who may reel them in? 
Thoughts sway,
the night is mute;
thoughts run free.
 
If only she would guess
who has been thinking of her
by the rustling of the grove,
when no one else is awake
except the clouds that fly by --
[but] my love is silent
and as fair as the night.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 14
Word count: 67