Mitten im Schimmer der spiegelnden...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG FRE FRI ITA POR
Mitten im Schimmer der spiegelnden Wellen
Gleitet, wie Schwäne, der wankende Kahn;
Ach, auf der Freude sanftschimmernden Wellen
Gleitet die Seele dahin wie der Kahn;
Denn von dem Himmel herab auf die Wellen
Tanzet das Abendroth rund um den Kahn.

Ueber den Wipfeln des westlichen Haines
Winket uns freundlich der röthliche Schein;
Unter den Zweigen des östlichen Haines
Säuselt der Kalmus im röthlichen Schein;
Freude des Himmels und Ruhe des Haines
Athmet die Seel' im erröthenden Schein.

Ach, es entschwindet mit thauigem Flügel
Mir auf den wiegenden Wellen die Zeit.
Morgen [entschwinde]1 mit [schimmerndem]2 Flügel
Wieder wie gestern und heute die Zeit,
Bis ich auf höherem strahlenden Flügel
Selber entschwinde der wechselnden Zeit.

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Confirmed with Gedichte der Brüder Christian und Friedrich Leopold Grafen zu Stolberg. Erster Theil. Wien, 1821. Im Verlage bei J.B. Wallishausser. Hamburg, bei Perthes und Besser, pages 319-320; and with Musen Almanach für 1783 Herausgegeben von Voß und Goeking. Hamburg bei Carl Ernst Bohn, pages 168-169.

1 Schubert: "entschwindet"
2 Stolberg (1821 print): "schimmernden", apparently misprint

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in Danish (Dansk), a translation by Knud Lyne Rahbek (1760 - 1830) ; composed by Friedrich Ludwig Æmelius Kunzen.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Op het water te zingen", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Geart van der Meer) , "Op het water te zingen", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Lynn Thompson) , "In the middle of the shimmer of the reflecting waves", copyright © 1997, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "To sing on the water", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRI Frisian (Geart van der Meer) , "Op it wetter te sjongen", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Da cantare sull'acqua", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Paulo Albuquerque de Noronha) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Em meio ao brilho das ondas espelhadas
Language: Portuguese (Português)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Em meio ao brilho das ondas espelhadas
Desliza, como cisnes, a cambaleante canoa;
Ah, sobre as brilhantes ondas da alegria
Desliza a alma, como a canoa;
Pois vindo dos céus até cá sobre as ondas
Dança o vermelho poente ao redor da canoa.

Sobre as copas do bosque do oeste
Acena a nós o brilho avermelhado;
Sob os galhos do bosque do leste
Sussura o cálamo no brilho avermelhado;
A alma respira a alegria do céu e a calma do bosque
No brilho avermelhante.

Ah, com asas orvalhadas desaparece-me
O tempo sobre as balançantes ondas.
Amanhã, com asas brilhantes, esvai-se
O tempo, como ontem e hoje.
Até que em altas, reluzentes asas,
Eu mesmo desapareça do tempo mudadiço.

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Translations of title(s):
"Lied auf dem Wasser zu singen" = "Canção para cantar sobre a água"
"Auf dem Wasser zu singen" = "Para cantar sobre a água"


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Text added to the website: 2019-12-27 00:00:00
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