Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Leiden der Trennung
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Vom Meere trennt sich die Welle,
Und seufzet durch Blumen im Thal,
Und fühlet gewiegt in der Quelle,
Gebannt in dem Brunnen nur - Qual!

[Sie sehnt sich,]1 die Welle,
In lispelnder Quelle,
Im murmelnden Bache,
Im Brunnengemache

Zum Meer, von dem sie kam,
[Aus]2 dem sie Leben nahm,
Von dem, des Irrens matt und müde,
Sie süße Ruh verhofft und Friede.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von H. J. v. Collin. Wien, 1812. Gedruckt und im Verlage bey Anton Strauß, page 26.

1 Schubert: "Es sehnt sich"
2 Schubert (second version only): "Von"

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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 dolor de la separació", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Scheidingsverdriet", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Judith Kellock) , "The sorrow of parting", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Douleur de la séparation", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

This text was added to the website: 2003-11-06
Line count: 12
Word count: 62

Douleur de la séparation
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
La vague divise la mer
Et soupire à travers les fleurs dans la vallée,
Et ressent bercée dans le courant,
Ou ensorcelée dans la fontaine, seulement un tourment !

La vague est pleine de nostalgie
Dans la source qui chuchote,
Dans le ruisseau qui murmure,
Dans la vasque d'une fontaine,

Pour la mer d'où elle vient,
Où elle a pris vie,
Où faible et lasse d'errer
Elle espère un doux repos et la paix.

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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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This text was added to the website: 2010-02-17
Line count: 12
Word count: 74