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Zwielicht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Dämmrung will die Flügel spreiten,
Schaurig rühren sich die Bäume,
Wolken ziehn wie schwere Träume -
Was will dieses Grau'n bedeuten?

Hast ein Reh du lieb vor andern,
Laß es nicht alleine grasen,
Jäger ziehn im Wald und blasen,
Stimmen hin und wieder wandern.

Hast du einen Freund hienieden,
Trau ihm nicht zu dieser Stunde,
Freundlich wohl mit Aug' und Munde,
Sinnt er Krieg im tück'schen Frieden.

Was heut [müde gehet]1 unter,
Hebt sich morgen neu geboren.
Manches [bleibt]2 in Nacht verloren -
Hüte dich, [bleib]3 wach und munter!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE HEB ITA NOR POR SPA

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Confirmed with Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorffs sämtlich poetische Werk, Zweiter Band, Dritte Auflage, Leipzig, C. F. Amelang's Verlag, 1883, p. 436.

Note: some 20th century editions of Eichendorff have "wider" instead of "wieder" in stanza 2, line 4, but "wieder" is prevalent in the editions that came out in the 19th century. (With thanks to Alfred Liebel for pointing this out.)
1 Schumann: "gehet müde"
2 Schumann: "geht"
3 Schumann: "sei"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

Authorship


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 (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Twilight", copyright ©
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Diego S. Loyola) , title 1: "Medialuz", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "Grålysning", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Crepuscolo", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Pénombre", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , title 1: "Penumbra", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Deemstering", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , title 1: "דימדומים", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Grålysning

Language: Norwegian (Bokmål) after the German (Deutsch)

Demringen sprer snart sine vinger,
Trærne beveger seg fryktinngytende,
Skyene trekker som tunge drømmer --
Hva vil denne skrekk bety?

Har du et rådyr du elsker mer enn de andre,
La det ikke gresse alene,
Jegere farer rundt i skogen og blåser,
Stemmer vandrer hit og dit.

Har du venn her nede,
Stol ikke på ham inntil denne time,
Vel vennlig i blikk og ord,
Planlegger han krig i den svikefulle fred.

Det som i dag trett går under
Hever seg i morgen født på ny.
Mangt går seg vill om natten --
Pass deg, vær våken og munter.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Norwegian (Bokmål) copyright © 2008 by Marianne Beate Kielland, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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