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In solchen Nächten wissen die...

Language: German (Deutsch)

In solchen Nächten wissen die Unheilbaren:
wir waren...
Und sie denken unter den Kranken
einen einfachen guten Gedanken
weiter, dort, wo er abbrach.
Doch von den Söhnen, die sie gelassen,
geht der Jüngste vielleicht in den einsamsten Gassen;
denn gerade diese Nächte
sind ihm als ob er zum ersten Mal dächte:
lange lag es über ihm bleiern,
aber jetzt wird sich alles entschleiern -,
und: daß er das feiern wird,
  fühlt er...

Translation(s): FRE

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Confirmed with Das Buch der Bilder von Rainer Maria Rilke, Leipzig, Iminsel-Verlag, 1920, page 162.

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-04-04.
Last modified: 2016-02-10 15:51:00
Line count: 13
Word count: 72

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En de telles nuits les incurables savent

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

En de telles nuits les incurables savent :
nous étions …
Et parmi les malades ils poursuivent
une simple et bonne pensée,
là, où elle s'était brisée.
Mais parmi les fils qu'ils abandonnèrent
avance le plus jeune dans la rue peut-être la plus solitaire ;
car précisément ces nuits
sont pour lui comme s'il pensait pour la première fois :
ce fut longtemps une chape de plomb au-dessus de lui
mais maintenant tout va se dévoiler,
et : ce sera la fête,
    il le pressent …

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Text added to the website: 2016-02-10.
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