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Sommer i Gurre

Language: Danish (Dansk)

Solen er til Hvile, den slukte sit Lys;
Dagen vil sove.
Engene damper, der gaar som et Gys
Gennem Gurrevangs Skove.
Der sitrer et Minde paa hvert et Blad,
Som bøjer sig, tynget af Duggens Bad;
I Bunterad,
Mens Dampene tættes og skilles ad,
Staa Enge og Minder og Skove.
Og det løfter sig, suget af Glansen fra oven,
Det svulmer som Voven;
Det sænker sig ned,
Og der fødes et Digt
Ved Skovsøens dæmrende Bred.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Drachmann, Holger, Samlede Petiske Skrifter - Folkeudgave - Fjerde bind, Gyldendalske Boghandel Nordisk Forlag, Kjøbenhavn og Kristiania, 1907.

Submitted by Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "L'été à Gurre", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-07-25 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:18
Line count: 14
Word count: 76

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Summer landscape

Language: English after the Danish (Dansk)

The sun is at rest; its rays are gone!
Day now reposes, 
the fields lie in haze,
and a faint breeze trembles o'er dusky woodlands.
On ev'ry leaflet sweet memories dwell and tarry there,
glist'ning like evening dew. 
And far away
in white floating vapours half hidden
lie meadows and forests and dreamland;
And rising towards the heaven aglow
and swaying like waves, 
the mists waft away,
and a poem is born 
in the dark'ning sea of trees.

Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2003-11-24 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:01
Line count: 14
Word count: 78