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Die Dunkelheit sinkt schwer wie Blei

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Dunkelheit sinkt schwer wie Blei,
in totem grauen Einerlei
ersterben Farbe und Gestalt.
Das müde Schweigen stört kein Laut
gleich einer schwarzen Mauer baut
zum Himmel sich der Wald.

In öde Leere riesengroß
streckt sich mein Leben hoffnungslos.
Es weht so dumpf und grabeskalt
der Atem dieser Nacht mich an,
ein Grauen kriecht an mich heran,
o schlief' ich, schlief ich bald.

Translation(s): CAT ENG

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Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel


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):

  • ENG English (John H. Campbell) , title 1: "The dark descends heavy as lead", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (CatalĂ ) (Salvador Pila) , title unknown, copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:47
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