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Ich werde längst gestorben in dunkler...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich werde längst gestorben in dunkler Erde liegen,
Wenn du im Licht noch einmal dem Glücke wirst begegnen.
Geliebte Arme werden sich sorgend um dich schmiegen,
Und deine Lippen werden des Schicksals Walten segnen.
In Sommernächten gehst du vorbei an meinem Grabe
Und weißt nicht, daß ich nah bin und dich gerufen habe;
Ein fernes Wetterleuchten wird durch den Himmel blitzen,
Du wirst in dunklen Träumen auf meinem Hügel sitzen.

Translation(s): FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ricarda Huch, zweite vermehrte Auflage, Leizig, H. Haeffel Verlag, 1908, page 155.

Submitted by Pierre Mathé [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, and transliterations (if applicable):

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

Text added to the website: 2016-03-14.
Last modified: 2016-03-14 22:00:58
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Word count: 70

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Morte depuis longtemps, je serai couchée...

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

Morte depuis longtemps, je serai couchée dans la sombre terre
Quand dans la lumière tu rencontreras encore une fois le bonheur.
Des bras aimants et attentionnés t'enlaceront
Et tes lèvres conjureront l'action souveraine du destin.
Durant les nuits d'été tu passes devant ma tombe
Et tu ne sais pas que je suis près et que je t'ai appelé ;
Un éclair lointain éclatera dans le ciel,
Plongé dans de sombres rêves tu t'assiéras sur mon tertre.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Ricarda Octavia Huch (1864 - 1947), no title, appears in Liebesreime, no. 29
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, as Heinrich Molbe, Maria Bach. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2016-03-14.
Last modified: 2016-03-14 22:01:20
Line count: 8
Word count: 76