by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Der Strom
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA ITA
Mein Leben wälzt sich murrend fort;
Es steigt und fällt in krausen Wogen,
Hier bäumt es sich, jagt nieder dort,
In wilden Zügen, hohen Bogen.

Das stille Thal, das grüne Feld
Durchrauscht es nun mit leisem Beben,
Sich Ruh ersehnend, ruhige Welt,
Ergötzt es sich am ruhigen Leben.

Doch nimmer findend, was es sucht,
Und immer sehnend, tost es weiter,
Unmuthig rollt's auf steter Flucht,
Wird nimmer froh, wird nimmer heiter.

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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) , "El riu", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De stroom", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The river", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La rivière", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Pupillo) (Claretta Manara) , "Il torrente", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Il fiume", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-08-27 09:54:16
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Word count: 71

La rivière
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ma vie se déplace en bougonnant en avant,
Elle monte et descend sur des vagues qui ondulent,
Ici elle se cabre, là elle s'élance en bas,
Dans des secousses sauvages, des arcs élevés.

À travers la vallée silencieuse, les champs verts
Elle murmure maintenant avec des doux tremblements,
Ayant envie de paix, d'un monde calme,
Elle se réjouit dans cette vie tranquille.

Mais ne trouvant jamais ce qu'elle cherche,
Et toujours soupirant, ma vie gronde encore,
Maussade elle coule en fuite constante,
Jamais contente, jamais heureuse.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2010 by Guy Laffaille, (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: 2010-01-31 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:32
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Word count: 86