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

Der Spiegel sagt mir: ich bin schön!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Der Spiegel sagt mir: ich bin schön!
Ihr sagt: zu altern sei auch mein Geschick.
Vor Gott muß alles ewig stehn,
In mir liebt ihn für diesen Augenblick.

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The mirror tells me that I am fair", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Suleika", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Souleika", 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
Line count: 4
Word count: 28

The mirror tells me that I am fair
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 The mirror tells me that I am fair!
 You remind me that to grow old is also my fate.
 Before God everything must stand eternal;
 love him in me for this quick instant.

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

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

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    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

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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: 4
Word count: 34