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Gesang einer gefangenen Amsel

Language: German (Deutsch)

Dunkler Odem im grünen Gezweig.
Blaue Blümchen umschweben das Antlitz
Des Einsamen, den goldenen Schritt
Ersterbend unter dem Ölbaum.
Aufflattert mit trunknem Flügel die Nacht.
So leise blutet Demut,
Tau, der langsam tropft vom blühenden Dorn.
Strahlender Arme Erbarmen
Umfängt ein brechendes Herz.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Georg Trakl, Das dichterische Werk, München, 1972, page 74.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Bertram Kottmann


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) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Chant d'un merle prisonnier", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Song of a captive blackbird", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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