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Aus Heliopolis II

Language: German (Deutsch)

Fels auf Felsen hingewälzet,
Fester Grund und treuer Halt;
Wasserfälle, Windesschauer,
Unbegriffene Gewalt.

Einsam auf Gebirges Zinne,
Kloster wie auch Burgruine,
Grab' sie der Erinn'rung ein!
Denn der Dichter lebt vom Sein.

Atme du den heil'gen Äther
Schling die Arme um die Welt,
Nur dem Würdigen, dem Großen
Bleibte mutig zugesellt.

Laß die Leidenschaften sausen
Im metallenen Akkord,
Wenn die starken Stürme brausen,
Findest du das rechte Wort.



Translation(s): ENG SPA DUT ITA FRE

Submitted by Richard Morris

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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: "From Heliopolis II", copyright ©
    * SPA Spanish (Español) (unknown or anonymous translator) , title 1: "Heliópolis"
    * DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Uit Heliopolis II", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Da Heliopolis II", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "D'Héliopolis II", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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From Heliopolis II

Language: English

 Rock heaved upon rock,
 firm ground and true hold;
 Waterfalls, windy shower,
 incomprehensible power.
 
 Alone on the pinnacle of a rocky crag,
 there is a monastery and a castle ruin.
 Engrave them on your memory!
 For the poet lives on Existence.
 
 Breathe the sacred ether,
 fling your arms around the world -
 only the worthy, the great
 remain boldly joined.
 
 Let passion roar
 in metallic harmony -
 when the strong storms bluster,
 you will find the right word.



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