by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Der Spiegel sagt mir: ich bin schön!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Der Spiegel sagt mir: ich bin schön!
Ihr sagt: zu altern sei auch mein Geschick.
Vor Gott muß alles ewig stehn,
In mir liebt ihn für diesen Augenblick.

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The mirror tells me that I am fair", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Suleika", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Souleika", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Suleika
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Io sono bella! Me lo dice lo specchio.
Pure ricorda che il mio destino è invecchiare.
Di fronte a Dio sta ogni cosa in eterno,
che in me, in questo breve istante, ti è dato amare.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2010 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (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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Text added to the website: 2010-01-11 00:00:00
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