by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Es ragt ins Meer der Runenstein
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Es ragt ins Meer der Runenstein,
da sitz' ich mit meinen Träumen.
Es pfeift der Wind, die Möwen schrein,
die Wellen, die wandern und schäumen.

Ich habe geliebt manch schönes Kind
und manchen guten Gesellen -
Wo sind [sie]1 hin? Es pfeift der Wind,
es schäumen und wandern die Wellen.

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Authorship

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 Thor Næve Lange (1851 - 1915) ENG ENG ; composed by Peter Erasmus Lange-Müller.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Nicolae Bretan.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Franz Poenitz.
  • Also set in Romanian (Română), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG ; composed by Nicolae Bretan.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Vil'gelm Veniaminovich Levik (1907 - 1982) ENG ENG ; composed by Rostislav Grigor'yevich Boyko.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Samuil Yakovlevich Marschak (1887 - 1964) ENG ENG ; composed by Gennadii Trofimovich Stavonin.

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


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:32
Line count: 8
Word count: 50

The runestone juts into the sea
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 The runestone juts into the sea,
 and I sit there with my dreams.
 The wind whistles and the seagulls shriek;
 and the waves, they wander and foam.
 
 I have loved many a fair girl
 and made many good friends -
 where have they gone? The wind whistles,
 and the waves foam and wander.

Authorship

  • 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 10:01:32
Line count: 8
Word count: 54