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Ich stand in dunkeln Träumen

Language: German

Ich stand in [dunkeln]1 Träumen
und [starrte]2 ihr Bildnis an,
und das geliebte Antlitz
Heimlich zu leben begann.
 
Um ihre Lippen zog sich
Ein Lächeln wunderbar,
Und wie von Wehmutstränen
Erglänzte ihr Augenpaar.
 
Auch meine Tränen flossen
Mir von den Wangen herab - 
Und ach, ich kann's nicht glauben,
Daß ich dich verloren hab!



Translation(s): NOR ENG RUS SPA DUT ITA ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE ENG FRE FIN KOR CAT

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1 sometimes given as "dunklen"
2 Grieg: "starr't"

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in Russian, a translation by Mikhail Larionovich Mikhailov (1829 - 1865) , no title, published 1857-8 CAT NOR DUT ENG ITA FRE FIN SPA KOR ENG Set in English, a translation by James Thomson (1834 - 1882) , title unknown, from The poetical works, published 1895 CAT NOR DUT RUS ITA FRE FIN SPA KOR Set in English, a translation by Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928) , "Song from Heine" CAT NOR DUT RUS ITA FRE FIN SPA KOR Set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown CAT NOR DUT RUS ITA FRE FIN SPA KOR [text unavailable] Set in English, a translation by F. C. Blackwood , title unknown CAT NOR DUT RUS ITA FRE FIN SPA KOR [text unavailable] Set in English, a translation by C. B. Shaw , title unknown CAT NOR DUT RUS ITA FRE FIN SPA KOR [text unavailable] Set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown CAT NOR DUT RUS ITA FRE FIN SPA KOR [text unavailable]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Hennes bilde", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (David Kenneth Smith) , "I stood in darkened daydreams", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * SPA Spanish (unknown or anonymous translator) , "Su retrato"
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Haar beeld", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Immagine di lei", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Dans des rêves sombres", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , title unknown, from Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, published 1881
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "J'étais plongé en de sombres rêveries", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FIN Finnish (Erkki Pullinen) , "Hänen kuvansa", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * KOR Korean [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "그녀 모습", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * CAT Catalan (Salvador Pila) , "Estava immers en obscures vagueries", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-10-13.

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I stood in darkened daydreams

Language: English

 I stood in darkened daydreams
 and stared at her portrait long
 as that beloved face was
 secretly coming to life.
 
 Around her lips there blossomed
 a wondrous laughing smile,
 and melancholy teardrops -
 they glittered in her fair eyes.
 
 Likewise my teardrops welled up
 and flowed down mournful cheeks
 alas, I can't believe it,
 that I am deprived of you!



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Text added to the website: 2003-10-13.