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Der Tod des Dichters

Language: German (Deutsch)

Er lag. Sein aufgestelltes Anglitz war 
bleich und verweigernd in den steilen Kissen,
seitdem die Welt und dieses Von-ihr-Wissen,
von seinen Sinnen abgerissen, 
zurückfiel an das teilnahmslose Jahr.

Die, so ihn leben sahen, wußten nicht,
wie sehr er Eines war mit allem diesen;
denn Dieses: diese Tiefen, diese Wiesen
und diese Wasser waren sein Gesicht.

O sein Gesicht war diese ganze Weite,
die jetzt noch zu ihm will und um ihn wirbt,
und seine Maske, die nun bang verstirbt,
ist zart und offen wie die Innenseite 
von einer Frucht, die an der Luft verdirbt.


Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE RUS

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Submitted by John Versmoren

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "La mort del poeta", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Salvador Pila) , "Death of a poet", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La mort du poète", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:47

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Word count: 94

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Смерть поэта

Language: Russian (Русский) after the German (Deutsch)

Поэт был мертв. Лицо его, храня
все ту же бледность, что-то отвергало,
оно когда-то все о мире знало,
но это знанье угасало
и возвращалось в равнодушье дня.

Где им понять, как долог этот путь:
о, мир и он -- все было так едино:
озера, и ущелья, и равнина
его лица и составляли суть.

Лицо его и было тем простором,
что тянется к нему и тщетно льнёт, -
а эта маска робкая умрёт,
открыто предоставленная взорам, --
на тленье обреченный, нежный плод.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)


Text added to the website: 2007-12-01 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:31

Line count: 14
Word count: 79