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An Novalis (1. Fassung)

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ruhend in kristallner Erde, heiliger Fremdling
Vom dunklen Munde nahm ein Gott ihm die Klage,
Da er in seiner Blüte hinsank
Friedlich erstarb ihm das Saitenspiel
In der Brust,
Und es streute der Frühling seine Palmen vor ihn,
Da er mit zögernden Schritten
Schweigend das nächtige Haus verließ.

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)

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "À Novalis (Version 1)", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-03-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:49
Line count: 8
Word count: 48

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À Novalis (Version 1)

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

Saint étranger, reposant dans une terre cristalline,
De sa bouche sombre un dieu prit la plainte.
Quand il tomba dans son sang
La mélodie des cordes s'éteignit paisiblement
Dans sa poitrine,
Et le printemps répandit ses palmes devant lui
Quand d'un pas hésitant
Il quitta sans un mot la maison emplie de nuit.

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Text added to the website: 2017-09-27.
Last modified: 2017-09-27 05:06:02
Line count: 8
Word count: 53