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After love

Language: English

There is no magic any more,
We meet as other people do,
You work no miracle for me
Nor I for you.

You were the wind and I the sea --
There is no splendor any more,
I have grown listless as the pool
Beside the shore.

But though the pool is safe from storm
And from the tide has found surcease,
It grows more bitter than the sea,
For all its peace.


Translation(s): FRE GER

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Confirmed with Sara Teasdale, Love Songs, New York, The Macmillan Company, 1917, page 31.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


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):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Nach einer Liebe", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Après l'amour", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-03-06.
Last modified: 2015-10-13 15:48:42
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Word count: 72

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Nach einer Liebe

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Verlockung hin, kein Zauber mehr,
wir schau'n uns an wie jedermann.
Du wirkst kein Wunder mehr in mir,
noch ich in dir.

Du warst der Wind und ich das Meer -
dahin ist alle Herrlichkeit:
lieg reglos wie ein See im Land
beim Meeresstrand.

Wenn auch kein Sturm den See erreicht
und auch nicht Ebbe, Flut,
wird er noch bittrer als das Meer,
trotz seiner Ruh.


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  • Translation from English to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2014 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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Text added to the website: 2014-02-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:28
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Word count: 66