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In solchen Nächten sind alle die Städte...

Language: German (Deutsch)

In solchen Nächten sind alle die Städte gleich,
alle beflaggt.
Und an den Fahnen vom Sturm gepackt
und wie an Haaren hinausgerissen
in irgend ein Land mit ungewissen
Umrissen und Flüssen.
In allen Gärten ist dann ein Teich,
an jedem Teiche dasselbe Haus,
in jedem Hause dasselbe Licht;
und alle Menschen sehn ähnlich aus
und halten die Hände vorm Gesicht.

Translation(s): FRE

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Confirmed with Das Buch der Bilder von Rainer Maria Rilke, Leipzig, Iminsel-Verlag, 1920, page 163.

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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 15:52:00
Line count: 11
Word count: 60

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En de telles nuits toutes les villes...

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

En de telles nuits toutes les villes sont pareilles
toutes pavoisées.
Et par la tempête les drapeaux  déployés
comme des chevelures sont entraînés
dans un pays quelconque
aux tracés et aux fleuves incertains.
Et puis dans tous les jardins il y a un étang,
près de chaque étang la même maison,
dans chaque maison la même lumière ;
et tous les hommes se ressemblent
et tiennent les mains devant leurs visages.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2016 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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