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Des Dichters Abendgang

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ergehst du dich im Abendlicht, --
Das ist die Zeit der Dichterwonne --
So wende stets dein Angesicht
Zum Glanze der gesunknen Sonne!
In hoher Feier schwebt dein Geist,
Du schauest in des Tempels Hallen,
Wo alles Heil'ge sich erschleußt
Und himmlische Gebilde wallen.

Wann aber um das Heiligthum
Die dunkeln Wolken niederrollen:
Dann ist's vollbracht, du kehrest um,
Beseligt von dem Wundervollen.
In stiller Rührung wirst du gehn,
Du trägst in dir des Liedes Segen;
Das Lichte, das du dort gesehn,
Umglänzt dich mild auf finstern Wegen.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Uhland, Ludwig: Gedichte, Stuttgart u. a., 1815, page 9.

Modernized spelling would change "erschleußt" to "erschließt" and "Heiligthum" to "Heiligtum"

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 (Joel Ayau) , "Of the poet's evening walk", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La promenade vespérale du poète", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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