Translation © by Marianne Beate Kielland

Im Treibhaus
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA NOR NYN RUS TUR
Hochgewölbte Blätterkronen,
Baldachine von Smaragd,
Kinder ihr aus fernen Zonen,
Saget mir, warum ihr klagt?

Schweigend neiget ihr die Zweige,
Malet Zeichen in die Luft,
Und der Leiden stummer Zeuge
Steiget aufwärts, süßer Duft.

Weit in sehnendem Verlangen
Breitet ihr die Arme aus,
Und umschlinget wahnbefangen
Öder Leere nicht'gen Graus.

Wohl, ich weiß es, arme Pflanze;
Ein Geschicke teilen wir,
Ob umstrahlt von Licht und Glanze,
Unsre Heimat ist nicht hier!

Und wie froh die Sonne scheidet
Von des Tages leerem Schein,
Hüllet der, der wahrhaft leidet,
Sich in Schweigens Dunkel ein.

Stille wird's, ein säuselnd Weben
Füllet bang den dunklen Raum:
Schwere Tropfen seh ich schweben
An der Blätter grünem Saum.

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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Dins l'hivernacle", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "In the hothouse", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Dans la serre", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Nella serra", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Arrigo Enrico Boito) , "Nella serra"
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "I drivhuset", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , "I drivhuset", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • RUS Russian (Русский) (Elena Danilova) , "В теплице", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • TUR Turkish (Türkçe) (Lacin Modiri) , "Sera'da", copyright © 2016, (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: 112

I drivhuset
Language: Norwegian (Bokmål)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Høyt buede bladkranser,
baldakiner av smaragd,
Dere barn fra fjerne land,
si meg -- hvorfor klager dere?

Tiende bøyer dere grenene,
maler tegn i luften,
Og lidelsens stumme bevis --
en søt duft -- stiger oppover.

Bredt i en stundende lengsel
brer dere ut armene, og omfavner 
gjennom en sinnssyk forkjærlighet
den øde, tomme, skrekkelige gru. 

Vel vet jeg det, stakkars plante;
vi deler en skjebne,
selv om vi omstråles av lys 
og glans er ikke dette vårt hjemland!

Og hvor glad enn solen tar avskjed
med dagens tomme skinn,
omslører den som sannelig lider
seg inn i taushetens mørke.

Stille blir det, en susende bevegelse
fyller engstelig det mørke rommet:
Tunge dråper ser jeg sveve
ved bladet grønne søm.

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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: 24
Word count: 117