Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Dein süßes Bild, Edone
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Dein süßes Bild, [Edone,]1
Schwebt stets vor meinem Blick;
[Allein]2 ihn trüben Zähren,
Daß du es selbst nicht bist.

Ich seh' es, wenn der Abend
Mir dämmert, wenn der Mond
Mir glänzt, seh' ich's, und weine,
Daß du es selbst nicht bist.

Bey jenes Thales Blumen,
Die ich ihr lesen will,
Bey jenen Myrtenzweigen,
Die ich ihr flechten will,

Beschwör ich dich, Erscheinung,
Auf, und verwandle dich!
Verwandle dich, Erscheinung,
Und [werd' Edone]3 selbst!

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Confirmed with Klopstocks Oden. Erster Band. Leipzig bey Georg Joachim Göschen. 1798, page 311.

1 Zumsteeg: "o Lida!" ; Bach: "O Lyda"
2 Zumsteeg: "Doch ach"
3 Zumsteeg: "werde Lida, Lida" ; Bach: "werde Lyda selbst"

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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) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Edone", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Édone", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2019-02-03 02:47:32
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Édone
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ton doux portrait, Édone,
Flotte constamment devant mes yeux ;
Mais ils sont troublés par des larmes
Car ce n'est pas toi.

Je le vois quand le soir
Tombe, quand la lune
Brille, je le vois et je pleure,
Car ce n'est pas toi.

Près des fleurs dans chaque vallée,
Que je voudrais cueillir pour elle,
Près de chaque rameau de myrte
Que je voudrais tresser pour elle.

Je t'appelle, apparition,
Lève-toi et transforme-toi !
Transforme-toi, apparition,
Et deviens Édone, elle-même !

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 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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Text added to the website: 2012-11-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:05
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Word count: 82