by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Es rauschet das Wasser
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE SPA
Sie
 Es rauschet das Wasser
 Und bleibet nicht stehn;
 Gar lustig die Sterne
 Am Himmel hin gehn;
 Gar lustig die Wolken
 Am Himmel hin ziehn;
 So rauschet die Liebe
 Und fähret dahin.

Er
 Es rauschen die Wasser, 
 Die Wolken [vergeh'n]1;
 Doch bleiben die Sterne, 
 Sie wandeln und [steh'n]2.
 So auch mit der Liebe, 
 [Der treuen, geschicht]3,
 Sie wegt sich, sie regt sich,
 Und ändert sich nicht.

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1 Brahms: "zergehn"
2 Brahms: "gehn"
3 in some editions of Goethe, "Der Treuen, geschieht"

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Mormolen les aigües", copyright © 2022, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfonso Sebastián) , copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 18
Word count: 66

Elle
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Elle.
 L'eau murmure
 Et ne reste pas en place ;
 Même les étoiles au ciel
 Avancent joyeusement ;
 Même les nuages au ciel
 Passent joyeusement ;
 Ainsi murmure l'amour,
 Ainsi passe-t-il.

Lui.
 L'eau murmure,
 Les nuages se dissipent ;
 Mais les étoiles restent,
 Elles errent et demeurent.
 Il en va ainsi de l'amour,
 Partagé par ceux qui sont fidèles
 Il se déplace, il bouge,
 Mais ne change pas.

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Translation of title "Es rauschet das Wasser" = "L'eau murmure"

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This text was added to the website: 2013-04-30
Line count: 18
Word count: 68