Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Schlafen, Schlafen, nichts als Schlafen!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA NOR
Schlafen, Schlafen, nichts als Schlafen!
  Kein Erwachen, [keinen Traum!]1
Jener Wehen, die mich trafen,
  Leisestes Erinnern kaum,
Daß ich, wenn des Lebens Fülle
  Niederklingt in meine Ruh',
Nur noch tiefer mich verhülle,
  Fester zu die Augen thu'!

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Friedrich Hebbel. Gesammt-Ausgabe stark vermehrt und verbessert, Stuttgart und Augsburg, J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag, 1857, page 277.

1 Schoeck: "kein Traum"


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Jakob Kellner) , "To sleep, to sleep, nothing but to sleep!", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "À la douleur son dû", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Dormire, dormire, null'altro che dormire", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Jakob Kellner

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 37

Dormire, dormire, null'altro che dormire
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Dormire, dormire, null'altro che dormire!
Non risveglio, non sogni!
Di ogni pena, che mi ha colpito,
non il più piccolo ricordo.
Così, quando la piena della vita
mi sommerge a turbare la mia pace,
io ancora più a fondo mi nascondo,
e gli occhi serro ancora più forte!


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This text was added to the website: 2010-03-24
Line count: 8
Word count: 48