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Tuch der Tränen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Hände, viele Hände
Über der Heide schweben,
Die unsichtbar, ohn' Ende
Am Tuch der Thränen weben.

Die grauen Fäden gleiten,
[Auf daß]1 es ewig hält,
Die Geisterhände breiten
[Zur Nacht]2 es über die Welt. --

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Paul Wertheimer, Neue Gedichte, München und Leipzig: bei Georg Müller, 1904, page 52

1 J. Marx: "damit"
2 J. Marx: "Allnacht"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Peter Rastl [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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Cloth of tears", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-02-21.
Last modified: 2017-05-08 12:20:19
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