Translation © by Elke Beatriz Riedel

Es weiß und rät es doch keiner
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE HEB ITA NOR POR SPA
Es [weiß]1 und rät es doch keiner,
Wie mir so wohl ist, so wohl!
Ach, wüßt es nur einer, nur einer,
Kein Mensch es sonst wissen [soll!]2

So still ist's nicht draußen im Schnee,
So stumm und verschwiegen sind
Die Sterne nicht in der Höh,
Als meine Gedanken sind.

Ich wünscht', es wäre schon Morgen,
Da fliegen zwei Lerchen auf,
Die überfliegen einander,
Mein Herz folgt ihrem Lauf.

Ich wünscht', ich wäre ein Vöglein
Und zöge über das Meer,
Wohl über das Meer und weiter,
Bis daß ich im Himmel wär!

R. Schumann sets stanzas 1-2, 4

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1 Bungert: "weiß es"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Schumann: "sollt'"

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De stilte", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le silence", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "השקט", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "La quiete", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Stillheten", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "A quietude", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Diego S. Loyola) , "El Silencio", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2019-09-10 10:54:50
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Word count: 91

A quietude
Language: Portuguese (Português)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Não sabe nem adivinha ninguém
Como me sinto bem, tão bem!
Oh, se o soubesse ao menos um,  só um,
Ninguém mais precisaria saber.

Quietude igual não há lá fora na neve,
Tão silencioso e secreto, nem mesmo 
As estrelas no alto.






Eu gostaria de ser um passarinho
E voar por sobre o mar,
Sobre o mar e além,
Até chegar ao céu!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Portuguese (Português) copyright © 2010 by Elke Beatriz Riedel, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2010-11-15 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:08
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Word count: 63