by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884)

Du feuchter Frühlingsabend
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG ENG FRE FRE
Du feuchter Frühlingsabend,
Wie hab' ich dich so gern --
Der [Himmel]1 wolkenverhangen,
Nur hier und da ein Stern.

[Wie]2 leiser Liebesodem
Hauchet [so lau]3 die Luft,
Es steigt aus allen [Thalen]4
Ein warmer Veilchenduft.

Ich möcht' ein Lied ersinnen,
Das diesem Abend [gleich]5;
Und kann den Klang nicht finden
So dunkel, mild und weich.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Emanuel Geibel, Neununddreißigste Auflage, Berlin, Verlag von Alexander Duncker, 1855, page 26.

1 Jensen, Reger, Végh: "Himmel ist"
2 Berg: "Ein"
3 omitted by Végh
4 Viardot-García: "Tälern"
5 Végh: "gleicht"

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "You damp spring evening", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Jean-Pierre Granger) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "En avril", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 54