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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

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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)

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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Medialuz

Language: Spanish (Español) after the German (Deutsch)

El crepúsculo hará a sus alas desplegar,
horrible crujen los árboles,
nubes rondarán como feos sueños -
¿qué es lo que este horror significa?

Si tienes un ciervo que ames entre otros,
no lo dejes solo pastar,
cazadores rondan el bosque y llaman,
vociferan de vez en cuando al caminar.

Si tienes un amigo aquí abajo,
no confíes en esta hora,
amistoso serán sus ojos y boca,
aunque planeará la guerra con astuta calma.

Lo que hoy está apocado,
se levantará en la mañana renacido.
Mucho en la noche se pierde -
ten cuidado - quedate despierto y alerta.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Spanish (Español) copyright © 2003 by Diego S. Loyola, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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

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