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

An die Geliebte
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA
Wenn ich, von deinem Anschaun tief gestillt,
Mich stumm an deinem heilgen Wert vergnüge,
Dann hör ich recht die leisen Atemzüge
Des Engels, welcher sich in dir verhüllt.

Und ein erstaunt, ein fragend Lächeln quillt
Auf meinem Mund, ob mich kein Traum betrüge,
Daß nun in dir, zu ewiger Genüge,
Mein kühnster Wunsch, mein einzger, sich erfüllt?

Von Tiefe dann zu Tiefen stürzt mein Sinn,
Ich höre aus der Gottheit nächtger Ferne
Die Quellen des Geschicks melodisch rauschen.

Betäubt kehr ich den Blick nach oben hin,
Zum Himmel auf - da lächeln alle Sterne;
Ich knie, ihrem Lichtgesang zu lauschen.

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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) (Sílvia Pujalte Piñán) , "A l'estimada", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To the beloved", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Profondément apaisé par ton apparition", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "A la bien-aimée", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "All'amata", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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All'amata
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Quando io, nel contemplarti profondamente rasserenato,
ammutolisco di gioia per il tuo sacro valore,
allora sento chiaro il leggero respiro 
della creatura angelica che in te si nasconde.

E un sorriso pieno di stupore nasce
sulla mia bocca e mi chiedo se sia un sogno ingannevole, 
che ora in te, in eterno,
si realizzi il mio più audace e unico desiderio.

Da abisso  in abisso precipitano i miei sensi,
ascolto da divine, notturne, lontananze
il musicale sussurro delle fonti del destino.

Stordito volgo il mio sguardo in alto, 
verso il cielo - sorridono le stelle;
mi inginocchio in ascolto del loro canto di luce.

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Text added to the website: 2013-09-17 00:00:00
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