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Sun of the sleepless! melancholy star!

Language: English

Sun of the sleepless! melancholy star!
Whose tearful beam glows tremulously far!
That show'st the darkness thou canst not dispel,
How like art thou to joy remember'd well!
So gleams the past, the light of other days,
Which shines, but warms not with its powerless rays;
A nightbeam Sorrow watcheth to behold,
Distinct, but distant - clear - but, oh how cold!


Translation(s): FRE GER GER GER GER GER ITA RUS

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Schlafloser Augen Leuchte, trüber Stern

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Schlafloser Augen Leuchte, trüber Stern,
Dess' tränengleicher Schein, unendlich fern,
Das Dunkel nicht erhellt, nur mehr es zeigt,
O wie dir ganz des Glück's Erinn'rung gleicht! 
So leuchtet längst vergang'ner Tage Licht:
Es scheint, doch wärmt sein matter Schimmer nicht,
Dem wachen Gram erglänzt die Luftgestallt,
Hell, aber fern, klar, aber ach, wie kalt!


Translation(s): DUT

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  • a text in English by George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788 - 1824), "Sun of the sleepless", appears in Hebrew Melodies, no. 24, first published 1815 FRE ITA RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Christopher Montague Edmunds, Adolph Martin Foerster, Arthur H. Gutman, Otto Luening, James Nary, Isaac Nathan, Samuel Harold Oakley, Humphrey Procter-Gregg, Ned Rorem, Bryceson Treharne, Thomas Van Dyke Wiesenthal. Go to the text.

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-10-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:56
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