by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Ein Tännlein grünet, wo
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA ITA SPA
Ein Tännlein grünet, wo,
Wer weiß! im Walde,
Ein Rosenstrauch, wer sagt,
In welchem Garten?
Sie sind erlesen schon,
Denk' es, o Seele,
Auf deinem Grab zu wurzeln
Und zu wachsen.

Zwei schwarze Rößlein weiden
Auf der Wiese,
Sie kehren heim zur Stadt
In [muntern]1 Sprüngen.
Sie werden schrittweis gehn
Mit deiner Leiche;
[Vielleicht, vielleicht noch eh']2
An ihren Hufen
Das Eisen los wird,
Das ich blitzen sehe!

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1 Pfitzner: "muntren"
2 Distler: "Vielleicht noch, vielleicht eh'"; Rheinberger: "Vielleicht noch eh'"

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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 © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Jakob Kellner) , "A little fir-tree flourishes", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Un petit sapin s'épanouit", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Songes à cela, o mon âme !", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Pensaci, o anima!", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Pupillo) , "Pensaci, o anima", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Martin Zubiria) , "Piensa en ello, alma mía", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Jakob Kellner

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
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Word count: 68

Pensaci, o anima!
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Verdeggia un giovane abete, 
chi lo sa dove, nel  bosco,
e un roseto, chi può dirlo,
in quale giardino?
Sono già stati scelti,
pensaci, o anima,
a mettere radici sulla tua tomba
e a crescervi attorno.

Due cavallini neri stanno a pascolare
sul prato, 
poi ritornano in città
saltellando allegri.
Procederanno al passo
con la tua salma:
forse, forse ancor prima 
che dai loro zoccoli
sia staccato il ferro,
che vedo balenare!

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Text added to the website: 2013-09-17 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:20
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Word count: 72