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

Zur Warnung
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA
Einmal nach einer lustigen Nacht
War ich am Morgen seltsam aufgewacht:
Durst, Wasserscheu, ungleich Geblüt;
Dabei gerührt und weichlich im Gemüt,
Beinah poetisch, ja, ich bat die Muse um ein Lied.
Sie, mit verstelltem Pathos, spottet' mein,
Gab mir den schnöden Bafel ein:
    "Es schlägt eine Nachtigall
    Am Wasserfall;
    Und ein Vogel ebenfalls,
    Der schreibt sich Wendehals,
    Johann Jakob Wendehals;
    Der tut tanzen
    Bei den Pflanzen
    Ob bemeldten Wasserfalls --"
So ging es fort; mir wurde immer bänger.
Jetzt sprang ich auf: zum Wein! Der war denn auch mein Retter.
-- Merkt's euch, ihr tränenreichen Sänger,
Im Katzenjammer ruft man keine Götter!

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Com advertiment", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "As a warning", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "En avertissement", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "En guise d'avertissement", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Per avvertimento", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
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Per avvertimento
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Una volta, dopo una nottata allegra,
mi svegliai al mattino sentendomi strano:
Sete, paura dell'acqua, polso irregolare;
E allora con animo turbato e cuore intenerito,
Sì, come ispirato, invocai la Musa per un canto,
e Lei, con simulato pathos, mi prese in giro,
e mi ispirò questa stupidaggine:
     "Canta un usignolo,
      presso la cascata;
      E anche un uccello,
      chiamato Torcicollo,
      Giangiacomo Torcicollo,
      sta danzando
      presso il fogliame 
      della detta cascata --"
E andava avanti così; e mi sentivo sempre più turbato.
Allora saltai su gridando: del vino! E fu la mia salvezza.
-- Ricordatevelo bene, lacrimosi cantori,
non invocate gli dei dopo una sbornia!

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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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