by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Als ich auf dem Euphrat schiffte
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Suleika:
 Als ich auf dem Euphrat schiffte,
 Streifte sich der goldne Ring 
 Finger ab, in Wasserklüfte,
 Den ich jüngst von dir empfing.
 
 Also träumt ich. Morgenröte
 Blitzt' ins Auge durch den Baum,
 Sag, Poete, sag, Prophete!
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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)


This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
  • by Johanna Kinkel, née Mockel (1810 - 1858), "Traumdeutung", op. 10 (Sechs Lieder) no. 5, published 1839, note: the text consists of stanza 1 of "Als ich auf dem Euphrat schiffte" followed by the first two stanzas of "Dies zu deuten bin erbötig!".

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "When I was sailing on the Euphrates", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Catherine Beloin) , title 1: "Alors que je naviguais sur l'Euphrate", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Viaggiavo in nave sul fiume Eufrate", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
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Word count: 40

When I was sailing on the Euphrates
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Suleika:
 When I was sailing on the Euphrates,
 the golden ring slid off 
 my finger into the watery abyss -
 the ring that I received from you recently.
 
 Thus I dreamed. The red dawn
 blazed into my eyes down through the trees;
 tell me, poet, tell me, prophet!
 What does this dream mean?

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
Line count: 9
Word count: 53