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Spätherbst

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der graue Nebel tropft so still
Herab auf Feld und Wald und Heide,
Als ob der Himmel weinen will
In übergroßem Leide.

Die Blumen wollen nicht mehr blühn,
Die Vöglein schweigen in den Hainen,
Es starb sogar das letzte Grün,
Da mag er auch wohl weinen.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Late herfst", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Late autumn", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Automne tardif", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:15

Line count: 8
Word count: 46

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Late autumn

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The grey mist drops down so silently
upon the field, wood and heath
that it is as if Heaven wanted to weep
in overwhelming sorrow.

The flowers will bloom no more,
the birds are mute in the groves,
and the last bit of green has died;
Heaven should indeed be weeping.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Allmers (1821 - 1902) DUT FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Brahms, Elise Breiderhoff, née Frey. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:15

Line count: 8
Word count: 51