Translation © by Marianne Beate Kielland

Stehe still!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA NOR NYN RUS
Sausendes, brausendes Rad der Zeit,
Messer du der Ewigkeit;
Leuchtende Sphären im weiten All,
Die ihr umringt den Weltenball;
Urewige Schöpfung, halte doch ein,
Genug des Werdens, laß mich sein!

Halte an dich, zeugende Kraft,
Urgedanke, der ewig schafft!
Hemmet den Atem, stillet den Drang,
Schweiget nur eine Sekunde lang!
Schwellende Pulse, fesselt den Schlag;
Ende, des Wollens ew'ger Tag!
Daß in selig süßem Vergessen
Ich mög alle Wonnen ermessen!

Wenn Aug' in Auge wonnig trinken,
Seele ganz in Seele versinken;
Wesen in Wesen sich wiederfindet,
Und alles Hoffens Ende sich kündet,
Die Lippe verstummt in staunendem Schweigen,
Keinen Wunsch mehr will das Innre zeugen:
Erkennt der Mensch des Ew'gen Spur,
Und löst dein Rätsel, heil'ge Natur!

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Resta tranquil!", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Be quiet!", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Reste tranquille !", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Arrestati!", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Arrigo Enrico Boito) , "Fermati!"
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Stå stille!", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , "Stå stille!", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • RUS Russian (Русский) (Elena Danilova) , "Остановись", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:55
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Word count: 117

Stå stille!
Language: Norwegian (Bokmål)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Du susende, brusende tidens hjul,
du er evighetens oppmåler;
Lysende sfærer i det vide Altet,
dere som omringer verdensballen;
Urevige skapelse, bi nå litt,
Det er nok av utvikling -- la meg være!

Opphør, overbevisende kraft,
urtanke -- du som stadig skaper!
Hemm pusten, still trangen,
ti bare ett eneste sekund!
Svellende puls, bind slagene;
Stopp -- viljenes evige dag!
Slik at jeg -- i en søt glemsel
kan måle alle gleder!

Når et øye lykkelig drikker et annet øye,
En sjel fullstendig synker i en annen,
Et vesen kjenner seg igjen i et annet,
og alle håps fullbyrdelse forkynnes,
leppene forstummes i en forbauset stillhet,
og ens indre ikke kan komme på flere ønsker:
Da erkjenner mennesket evighetens spor,
og løser ditt puslespill, hellige natur!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Norwegian (Bokmål) copyright © 2012 by Marianne Beate Kielland, (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: 2012-06-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:57
Line count: 22
Word count: 122