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Du nächtig todeskranker Mond

Language: German (Deutsch) after the French (Français)

Du nächtig todeskranker Mond
Dort auf des Himmels schwarzem Pfühl,
Dein Blick, so fiebernd übergroß,
Bannt mich wie fremde Melodie.

An unstillbarem Liebesleid
Stirbst du, an Sehnsucht, tief erstickt,
Du nächtig todeskranker Mond
Dort auf des Himmels schwarzem Pfühl.

Den Liebsten, der im Sinnenrausch
Gedankenlos zur Liebsten schleicht,
Belustigt deiner Strahlen Spiel -
Dein bleiches, qualgebornes Blut,
Du nächtig todeskranker Mond.

Translation(s): CHI ENG FRE ITA NYN

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Yen-Chiang Che) , "病月", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Mimmi Fulmer) (Ric Merritt) , "The sick moon", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La lune malade", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "La luna ammalata", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , "Den sjuke Månen", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-16.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
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Word count: 61

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La luna ammalata

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Luna morente che, a notte,
stai là sul nero cuscino del cielo,
lo sguardo tuo, così immenso e febbrile,
mi avvince come una ignota melodia.

Una pena inestinguibile d'amore
ti uccide, e una brama, profondamente soffocata,
luna morente che, a notte,
stai là sul nero cuscino del cielo.

All'amante, che con i sensi in tempesta,
senza pensieri, va a trovare l'amata,
è grato il gioco dei tuoi raggi -
Il tuo pallido sangue, fatto d'angoscia,
Luna morente di notte.

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Text added to the website: 2009-11-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:26
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