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Tag meines Lebens!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Tag meines Lebens!
Die Sonne sinkt.
Schon steht die glatte Flut vergüldet.
Warm atmet der Fels:
schlief wohl zu Mittag das Glück
auf ihm [seinen]1 Mittagsschlaf?
In grünen Lichtern spielt Glück
noch der braune Abgrund herauf.

Tag meines Lebens!
Gen Abends gehts!
Schon glüht dein Auge halb gebrochen,
schon quillt deines [Taues]2 Tränengeträufel,
[schon]3 läuft still über weiße Meere
deine Liebe Purpur,
deine letzte zögernde Seeligkeit.

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Wolff: "den"
2 Wolff: "Tau's"
3 Wolff: "und schon"

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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)

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  • ENG English [singable] (John Bernhoff) , "Day of my Life-Tide"

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Day of my Life‑Tide

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Day of my Life-Tide! 
Thy sun would set,
beneath his rays the lake gleams golden.
Warm breathes every Rock: 
Was't here at noon-tide that Fortune 
slept her noon-tide sleep?
In lights of green she still shimmers,
the brown abyss she ascends.

Day of my Life-Tide!
Now Eve draws nigh!
Behold, thine eye, it glows, half broken,
the springs of thy tear-fed dews have opened,
and calm and far over snow-white Oceans
spreads thy love's deep crimson;
'tis thy last still lingering short hour of bliss.

From the Wolff score.

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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)

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Text added to the website: 2009-07-16 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:18

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Word count: 85