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Nacht ist wie ein stilles Meer

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nacht ist wie ein stilles Meer,
Lust und Leid und Liebesklagen
Kommen so verworren her
In dem linden Wellenschlagen.

Wünsche wie die Wolken sind,
Schiffen durch die [stillen]1 Räume,
Wer erkennt im lauen Wind,
Ob's Gedanken oder Träume? --

Schließ' ich nun auch Herz und Mund,
Die so gern den Sternen klagen,
Leise doch im Herzensgrund
Bleibt das linde Wellenschlagen.



Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA CAT

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First published in Dichter und ihre Gesellen, 1833
1 Rheinberger: "leeren"

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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: "Night is like a quiet sea", copyright ©
    * FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La nuit", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "La notte è come un mare calmo", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * CAT Catalan (CatalĂ ) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "La nit", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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