by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Vorwurf
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Du klagst, daß bange Wehmut dich beschleicht,
weil sich der Wald entlaubt,
und über deinem Haupt dahin
der Wanderzug der Vögel streicht.
O klage nicht, bist selber wandelhaft,
denkst du der Liebesglut?
Wie nun so traurig ruht in deiner Brust
die müde Leidenschaft!

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Reproach", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Reproche", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Verwijt", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 43

Reproach
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 You lament that an anxious despondency comes over you,
 when the leaves of the forest fall
 and over your head
 the train of migrating birds spreads.
 O lament not - you yourself are prone to wander.
 Think of the ardor of your love,
 and how in your breast now dwells only
 mournful, exhausted passion. 

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 55