by Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847 - 1885)
Translation © by Mark DeGarmeaux

Stille, du elskede Kvinde!
Language: Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Stille, du elskede Kvinde!
Tyst maa vi træde, vi to.
Der sover en Sang her inde
I Skovens natlige Ro.
 
Stille er Vover og Vinde,
Tavs er hver Sangfuglemund,
Tiende Kilderne rinde
Blankt over mossede Bund.
 
Maanestraalerne spille
Tyst mellem Bøgene frem,
Langs ad Stierne stille
Blunder en lyslig Bræm.
 
Sølvskyen selv der oppe
Hviler paa Vingen bred,
Højt over Træernes Toppe
Skuer den lyttende ned.
 
Stille er Vover og Vinde,
Tyst maa vi træde, vi to.
Der sover en Sang her inde
I Skovens natlige Ro.

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG FRE ; composed by Louis Glass.

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

  • ENG English (Mark DeGarmeaux) , "Landscape", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Paysage", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2009-03-11
Line count: 20
Word count: 87

Landscape
Language: English  after the Danish (Dansk) 
Hush, you beloved woman!
silently we must step, we two.
There sleeps a song inside
the forest's nighttime rest.

Quiet are waves and wind,
silent is the mouth of every little bird 
springs, keeping silent, run 
shiny over the mossy floor.

Moonbeams spill down
silently between the waves,
along the quiet paths 
a bright edge [of moonbeam] flashes [or: slumbers].

The silver cloud itself up there
rests on the wide wing, 
high above the treetops
looks down upon the one listening. 

Quiet are waves and wind,
silently we must step, we two.
There sleeps a song inside 
the forest's nighttime rest.

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  • Translation from Danish (Dansk) to English copyright © 2013 by Mark DeGarmeaux, (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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This text was added to the website: 2013-09-06
Line count: 20
Word count: 101