by Josephine von Münk-Holzmeister, Freiin (1798 - 1843), as Sephine
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

In düst'rer Nacht
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
In düst'rer Nacht,
Wenn Gram mein fühlend Herz umziehet,
Des Glückes Sonne mir [entfliehet]1,
Und ihre Pracht;
Da leuchtet fern
[Im feurig wonniglichen]2 Glanze,
Wie in der Liebe Strahlenkranze
Ein holder Stern.

Und ewig rein
Lebt unter Wonne, unter Schmerzen,
Im treuen liebevollen Herzen
Sein Wiederschein;
So hold und mild
Wird unter tröstenden Gestalten
Auch in der Ferne mich umwalten
Dein Zauberbild.

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Confirmed with Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Literatur, Theater und Mode. Drittes Quartal des dritten Jahrgangs. 1818. Auf Kosten des Herausgebers. Gedruckt bey Anton Strauß. No. 80. Sonnabend, den 4. Julius 1818, pages 645-646.

Note: The poem appears in Josephine von Münk's Novella Die Freunde, published in five installments in Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst quoted above, in the editions no.79-83. It is Blondel's song addressed to Marie.

1 Schubert (first print 1842): "entweicht"
2 Schubert (first print 1842): "In feurig wonniglichem"

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Blondel a Maria", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Blondel tot Maria", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Blondel to Mary", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Blondel à Marie", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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Blondel à Marie
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Dans la nuit sombre,
Quand le chagrin enveloppe mon cœur sensible,
Quand le soleil du bonheur me fuit,
Ainsi que sa splendeur,
Au loin brille
Avec un éclat ardent et merveilleux,
Comme une couronne brillante d'amour,
Une étoile gracieuse.

Et toujours pure
dans le bonheur, dans le chagrin,
Dans mon cœur fidèle, rempli d'amour,
Son reflet vit.
Ainsi, douce et tranquille,
Sous une forme réconfortante,
Même quand je suis au loin, avec moi sera
Ton image magique.

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Text added to the website: 2011-11-08 00:00:00
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