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Language: German (Deutsch)

Klagend weint es in den Zweigen,
Grelle Blätter, windgewiegt,
Jäh von tollem Sturm besiegt,
Tanzen müd im Todesreigen.
Und die Wünsche, die aus herben
Wurzeln an das Licht geblüht,
Sinken klagend, sinken müd
In das große, große Sterben.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Paul Wertheimer,Gedichte, Leipzig: Verlag von Georg Heinrich Meyer, 1896, page 32

Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Autumn", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Automne", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Il y a des pleurs plaintifs dans les branches,
des feuilles éclatantes, bercées par le vent,
soudainement vaincues par la tempête furieuse,
dansent, fatiguées, la ronde de la mort.

Et les désirs qui à partir des amères
racines ont fleuri vers la lumière,
sombrent en plaintes, sombrent dans la fatigue
dans la grande, grande mort.

Il y a des pleurs plaintifs dans les branches.

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Text added to the website: 2016-01-13.
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