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Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

These are to me the last days of this year:
The asters flourish in the borders.
The air is mild, so quiet, so blue, and pure,
And walking round you smell the blooming heather.
There is no sound of singing birds all round,
But in the calmness cicadas are chirping,
And I shall die once when they sing me at night
And clouds of heaven carry me to my God.

From the Grimm score.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Agnes Miegel (1879 - 1964), copyright ©
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Friedrich Karl Grimm. Go to the text.

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), original text by Agnes Miegel (1879 - 1964) , title unknown, copyright © ENG by Friedrich Karl Grimm.

Text added to the website: 2009-09-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:21
Line count: 8
Word count: 70

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