by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Christakis Poumbouris

Hin und wieder fliegen Pfeile
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE GRE
Hin und wieder [fliegen]1 Pfeile;
Amors leichte Pfeile fliegen
Von dem schlanken goldnen Bogen;
Mädchen, seyd ihr nicht getroffen?
Es ist Glück! Es ist nur Glück.

Warum fliegt er so in Eile?
Jene dort will er besiegen;
Schon ist er vorbei geflogen;
Sorglos bleibt der Busen offen;
Gebet Acht! Er kommt zurück!

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Confirmed with Goethe's Werke, Vollständige Ausgabe lezter Hand, Zehnter Band, Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G.Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1827, pages 208-209.

1 Schubert: "fliegen die"

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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) , "De vegades volen les fletxes", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Heen en weer, ja, vliegen pijlen", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Back and forth fly arrows", copyright © 2008
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Des flèches volent de temps en temps", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , "Πάνε κι έρχονται τα βέλη", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 10
Word count: 52

Páne ki érchontai ta vélī
Language: Greek (Ελληνικά)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Páne ki érchontai ta vélī
Poy me chárī o érōs stélnei / Alafrá p’ o érōs stélnei
Me lignó chrysó toy tóxo.
Kóres, den sas vrī́ke stócho?
Étyche ki astóchīse.

Giatí feýgei me viasýnī?
Thélei na nikī́sei ekeínīn.
Prospernáei feygaléos
Kórfo xégnoiasta anoigméno.
Prosochī́! Tha xanartheí! / Prósexe ki epéstrepse!

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Greek (Ελληνικά) copyright © 2013 by Christakis Poumbouris, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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This text was added to the website: 2013-05-08
Line count: 10
Word count: 50