If you love for beauty

I love the “Rückert Lieder” by Gustav Mahler. The 5 poems by the German poet Friedrich Rückert are of sublime beauty and Mahler’s music just gives them wings.


Liebst Du Um Schönheit

Liebst du um Schönheit,
O nicht mich liebe!
Liebe die Sonne,
Sie trägt ein gold'nes Haar!

Liebst du um Jugend,
O nicht mich liebe!
Liebe den Frühling,
Der jung ist jedes Jahr! 

Liebst du um Schätze,
O nicht mich liebe.
Liebe die Meerfrau,
[Die]1 hat viel Perlen klar.Liebst du um Liebe,
O ja, mich liebe!
Liebe mich immer,
Dich lieb' ich immerdar.
If you love for beauty,
Oh, do not love me!
Love the sun,
She has golden hair!

If you love for youth,
Oh, do not love me!
Love the spring;
It is young every year!

 If you love for treasure,
Oh, do not love me!
 Love the mermaid;
 She has many clear pearls!

If you love for love,
 Oh yes, do love me!
Love me ever,
 I'll love you evermore!

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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3 Responses to If you love for beauty

  1. aralannow says:

    I love Mahler and the Ruchert Leider are so incredibly beautiful.

    I have the recording with Ann Sofie Van Otter

    It’s wonderful.

  2. aralannow says:

    I had not realized that I could click on the link to hear a recording. I just listened. It’s beautiful.

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