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Die Sonne senkt sich in des Meeres...

Language: German (Deutsch)

   Die Sonne senkt sich in des Meeres Schooß,
Allein das Licht, der Himmel läßt's nicht los.
Es blüht und glüht und macht die Nacht zum Tage,
Zum Jubellied der Nachtigallen Klage.
   So gingst du zwar; doch deines Wesens Licht,
Verläßt den Himmel meiner Seele nicht.
Wo ich denn wandern mag und ruhn auf Erden,
Kann nimmer Nacht und Trauer in mir werden.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with C. Reinhold, Gedichte, Stuttgart: Carl Mäcken, 1853, page 93.

Note: The poem was written June 20, 1840.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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)

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) (Harald Krebs) , title 1: "After the farewell", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-11-13.
Last modified: 2016-05-02 12:22:03
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Word count: 63

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