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Schmächtig hingestreckt im Bette

Language: German (Deutsch)

Schmächtig hingestreckt im Bette
Wacht sie auf voll süßem Bangen
Und sie sieht ihr schmutzig Bette
Ganz von goldnem Licht verhangen,

Die Reseden dort am Fenster
Und den bläulich hellen Himmel.
Manchmal trägt der Wind ans Fenster
Einer Glocke zag Gebimmel.

Schatten gleiten übers Kissen,
Langsam schlagt die Mittagsstunde
Und sie atmet schwer im Kissen
Und ihr Mund gleicht einer Wunde.


Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

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Submitted by Bertram Kottmann

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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):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Languidamente distesa sopra il letto", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-02-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:06
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Word count: 61

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Lankly sprawled over her bed

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Lankly sprawled over her bed 
She awakes full of sweet yearning
And she sees her sullied bed 
wholly veiled by golden light beams, 

mignonettes there at the window 
and the bluish, lucid heavens. 
Sometimes winds waft to the window 
timid tinkling of a church bell.

Shadows gliding o’er the pillow, 
gradually the chimes of midday
and she wheezes in the pillow 
and her mouth is like a lesion.


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About the headline (FAQ)

Translation of title "Schmächtig hingestreckt im Bette" = "Lankly sprawled over her bed"

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2016 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2016-12-18.
Last modified: 2016-12-18 19:31:40
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Word count: 68