by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Ich will die Fluren meiden
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Ich will die Fluren meiden
Mit meinem trüben Gram,
Daß nicht der Lenz muß scheiden,
Wo ich zu nahe kam;
Daß nicht der Quell zu springen,
[Zu blüh'n]1 der Blume Herz,
Die Nachtigall zu singen
Vergißt ob meinem Schmerz.

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1 Hauptmann: "Zu blüh'n vergisst"


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

  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "I want to avoid the meadows", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Jakob Kellner

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 39

Je veux éviter les prairies
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Je veux éviter les prairies
Avec mon chagrin morose ;
Que le printemps ne s'en aille pas
Où j'arrive trop près.
Que la source n'oublie pas de couler,
Le cœur de la fleur de fleurir,
Le rossignol de chanter
À cause de mon chagrin.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Guy Laffaille, (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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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-08
Line count: 8
Word count: 44