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Jedem werke bin ich fürder tot

Language: German (Deutsch)

Jedem werke bin ich fürder tot.
Dich mir nahzurufen mit den sinnen,
Neue reden mit dir auszuspinnen,
Dienst und lohn, gewährung und verbot,
Von allen dingen ist nur dieses not
Und weinen, daß die bilder immer fliehen,
Die in schöner finsternis gediehen -
Wann der kalte klare morgen droht.

Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE ITA

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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: "Ad ogni altra impresa sono, d'ora in poi, defunto", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (CatalĂ ) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Per a qualsevol esforç estic des d'ara com mort", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "I am henceforth dead to every deed", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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I am henceforth dead to every deed

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I am henceforth dead to every deed.
To call you near to me with my senses,
To weave new conversations with you,
Service and recompense, permission and forbiddance,
Of all things only this is necessary,
And weeping that the images ever flit away,
[The images] that flourished in beautiful darkness -
When the cold, clear morning threatens.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2017 by Sharon Krebs, (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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