Translation by Otto Gildemeister (1823 - 1902)

Sun of the sleepless! melancholy star!
Language: English 
Available translation(s): ITA
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!

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Sonne der Schlummerlosen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Available translation(s): FRE
Sonne der Schlummerlosen, bleicher Stern!
Wie Tränen zittern, schimmerst du von fern;
Du zeigst die Nacht, doch scheuchst sie nicht zurück,
Wie ähnlich bist du dem entschwundnen Glück,
Dem Licht vergangner Tage, das fortan nur leuchten,
Aber nimmer wärmen kann!
Die Trauer wacht, wie es durchs Dunkel wallt,
Deutlich doch fern, hell, aber o wie kalt!

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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)

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Soleil de celui qui ne dort pas", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2003-11-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:57
Line count: 8
Word count: 56