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Language: German (Deutsch)

Verwestes gleitend durch die morsche Stube;
Schatten an gelben Tapeten; in dunklen Spiegeln wölbt
Sich unserer Hände elfenbeinerne Traurigkeit.
Braune Perlen rinnen durch die erstorbenen Finger.
In der Stille
Tun sich eines Engels blaue Mohnaugen auf.
Blau ist auch der Abend;
Die Stunde unseres Absterbens, Azraels Schatten,
Der ein braunes Gärtchen verdunkelt.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Amen", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Amen", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2013-11-21.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:24
Line count: 9
Word count: 52

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

De la putréfaction plane dans la chambre pourrie ;
Ombre sur des tapis jaunes ; sur de sombres miroirs
Se galbe la tristesse d'ivoire de nos mains.

Des perles brunes coulent des doigts morts.
Dans le silence
S'ouvre l'œil bleu coquelicot d'un ange.

Le soir aussi est bleu ;
L'heure de notre trépas, ombre d'Azraël
Qui enténèbre un petit jardin brun.

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Text added to the website: 2017-09-27.
Last modified: 2017-09-27 04:54:06
Line count: 9
Word count: 61