Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

Über Bergen, Fluß und Talen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Über Bergen, Fluß und Talen,
Stiller Lust und tiefen Qualen
Webet heimlich, schillert, Strahlen!
Sinnend ruht des Tags Gewühle
In der dunkelblauen Schwüle,
Und die ewigen Gefühle,
Was dir selber [unbewußt]1,
Treten heimlich, groß und leise
Aus der Wirrung fester Gleise,
Aus der unbewachten Brust,
In die stillen, weiten Kreise.

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1 Smyth: "nicht bewußt"

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

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Siesta", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Stillness at noon", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Claus-Christian Schuster

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27
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Stillness at noon
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Over hills and stream and valleys
silent joy and painful heartaches
cast a secret weave and shimmer, sunbeams!
Musingly day's bustle pauses
in the dark-blue sultry hour,
and eternal deepest feelings,
that of which you're unaware,
secretly, and strongly, gently,
leave the ever-trodden mazes,
step out of an unguarded breast
into still and boundless spaces.

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2013 by Bertram Kottmann, (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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Text added to the website: 2013-05-08 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:11
Line count: 11
Word count: 55