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Sechs Gedichte von Emily Dickinson

Word count: 333

Song Cycle by John Woods Duke (1899 - 1984)

Original language: Six Poems by Emily Dickinson

1.

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Authorship

  • Translation from English to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2017 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Guten Morgen - Mitternacht
ich kehr zurück nach Haus -
der Tag - ward meiner leid -
wie käm ich ohne ihn aus?

Im warmen Sonnenlicht
hat das Herz mir gelacht -
doch die Früh wollt’ mich nicht -
so - Tag, - gute Nacht!

Ich darf doch das Rot
im Osten noch sehn?
Die Höh’n lassen mir 
dann das Herz aufgehn.

Mitternacht - bist nicht so schön -
den Tag ich erkies -
doch nimm ein junges Ding,
das dieser abwies!


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  • a text in English by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems by Emily Dickinson, first published 1896 CAT FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Robert F. Baksa, Aaron Copland, John Woods Duke, Rudolf Escher, Arthur Farwell, Scott Gendel, David Sisco, Russell Smith, Gitta Steiner. Go to the text.

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Herz, lass’ uns ihn vergessen
noch eh’ die Nacht anbricht.
Du die Wärme, die er gab,
und ich vergess’ das Licht.

Hast Du’s geschafft, Herz, sag mir’s,
streich’ ich ihn aus dem Sinn.
Rasch! Dass nicht, wenn du zögerst,
ich wieder denk an ihn.


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Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

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  • Translation from English to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2019 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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  • a text in English by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems by Emily Dickinson, first published 1891 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernst Bacon, Samuel Barber, John Woods Duke, Robert Arnold Jordahl, Thomas Pasatieri, Daniel Rogers Pinkham, Vally Weigl, née Pick. Go to the text.

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Heb auf die Schranken, Tod!
Die matten Herden nahn,
ihr Blöken stirbt allmählich fort,
ihr Tagwerk ist getan.

Dein ist die stillste Nacht,
dein ist der beste Hort;
zu nah, als dass man nach dir sucht,
zu sanft für weitres Wort.


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Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

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  • Translation from English to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2019 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Ein Monstersturm zerhieb die Luft;
die Wolken, schauerlich;
und Schwärze nahm - ein Spukgewand -
Himmel und Erd’ die Sicht.

Von Dächern gluckste es herab,
dann pfiff es gellend, schrill,
zeigte die Faust
und wütete
und schwang die Haare wild.

Im Morgengraun beim Hahnenschrei
das Monster von uns ließ,
nachdem es müden Augs ging heim,
kehrt Ruh ins Paradies!


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5.

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Authorship

  • Translation from English to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2019 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Niemand fällt ein die Rose klein,
sie könnt’ noch pilgern hier,
hätt’ ich sie nicht am Weg gepflückt
und hingegeben dir.

Nur einer Biene fehlt sie,
wohl einem Falter bloß,
der eilt, nach langer Reise
zu ruhn in ihrem Schoß.

Nur einen Vogel wundert’s,
ein Lufthauch seufzt allein,
ach, Röslein klein, wie einfach
kann dir das Sterben sein!


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Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Authorship

  • Translation from English to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2016 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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  • a text in English by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Bolts of Melody, first published 1945
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): John Woods Duke, Julian Philips, James Sclater. Go to the text.

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Biene! Ich erwarte dich!
Seist fällig eigentlich,
erzählte gestern ich
einem, den du kennst.

Seit letzter Woche sind
die Frösche hier am Werk,
die meisten Vögel auch,
der Klee steht warm und dicht.

Bis Siebzehnten erreicht
mein Brief dich; schreib zurück;
noch besser, du kommst gleich -
Gruß, Fliege.


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