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Ohne Liebe

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie über eines tiefen Brunnens Rand,
So fallen Tage mir und Nächte nun
leer, ohne Lust noch Leid noch Lied noch Tun
Gleich welker Sommerrosen aus der Hand.

Ich achte nicht, wie mir die Zeit vergeht,
Ich sehe nur, wie meiner Liebe Stern
Weitab gewendet schattenhaft und fern
Am bleichen Himmel meines Lebens steht.

Translation(s): FRE

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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) , title 1: "Sans amour", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-04-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:13
Line count: 8
Word count: 54

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Sans amour

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

Comme sur le bord d'une profonde source,
Les jours et les nuits tombent maintenant sur moi,
Vides, sans plaisir ni peine, ni chanson, ni acte,
Comme tombent de la main les roses d'été fanées.

Je ne prête pas attention au temps qui passe sur moi,
Je vois seulement comment l'étoile de mon amour
Au loin, fantomatique et distante s'est détournée
Dans le ciel blême de ma vie.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Ohne Liebe"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernst Beckert, Ferdinand Gerhardt, Karl Hasse, Walther Hecklinger, Sándor Jemnitz, Philippine Schick, Heinz Zabel. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-04-26.
Last modified: 2017-04-26 12:17:42
Line count: 8
Word count: 67