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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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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

Line count: 14
Word count: 94

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Smert` poe`ta

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

Poe`t by'l mertv. Liczo ego, xranya
vse tu zhe blednost`, chto-to otvergalo,
ono kogda-to vse o mire znalo,
no e`to znan`e ugasalo
i vozvrashhalos` v ravnodush`e dnya.

Gde im ponyat`, kak dolog e`tot put`:
o, mir i on -- vse by'lo tak edino:
ozera, i ushhel`ya, i ravnina
ego licza i sostavlyali sut`.

Liczo ego i by'lo tem prostorom,
chto tyanetsya k nemu i tshhetno l`nyot, -
a e`ta maska robkaya umryot,
otkry'to predostavlennaya vzoram, --
na tlen`e obrechenny'j, nezhny'j plod.

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