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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Confirmed with Eduard Mörike, Gedichte, Dramatisches, Erzählendes, Zweite, erweiterte Auflage, Stuttgart: J.G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Nachf., 1961, page 103.

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


Research team for this text: Jakob Kellner , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 18
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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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2013 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (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: 2013-09-17
Line count: 18
Word count: 72