by Ludwig Rellstab (1799 - 1860)
Translation © by Jelena Jermolajeva

Wo weilt er?
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG RUS
Wo weilt er?
Im [kalten, im schaurigen]1 Land.
Wo ruht er?
Am Meere, auf steinigem Strand.
Was treibt er?
Er haschet das fliehende Glück.
Was denkt er?
Er sehnt sich zur Heimat zurück.

O grüßt ihn,
ihr Wolken, im schaurigen Land!
O kühlt ihn,
ihr Lüftchen, am steinigen Strand!
O kränz' ihn,
du falsches, treuloses Glück!
Ich ruf ihn:
O kehre zur Heimat zurück!

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1 Purgstall: "schaurigen traurigen"; further changes may exist not noted.

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

  • RUS Russian (Русский) (Jelena Jermolajeva) , title 1: "Где он?", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Homeland", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 64

Где он?
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the German (Deutsch) 
О, где он?
В холодной и страшной земле.
Где отдыхает он? 
У моря на каменистом берегу.
Чем занимается  он?
Он гонится за ускользающим счастьем..
О чем думает он?
Он томится по своей родине.

О приветствуйте его,
Вы, тучи, в страшной стране!
О освежите его,
Вы, ветры, на каменистом берегу!
О награди его,
Ты, фальшивое, неверное счастье!
Я зову его:
О возвращайся на родину!

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This text was added to the website: 2011-04-21
Line count: 16
Word count: 63