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At this time of my parting

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

At this time of my parting, 
wish me good luck, my friends! 
The sky is flushed with the dawn 
and my path lies beautiful.
Ask not what I have with me to take there.
I start on my journey with empty hands 
and expectant heart.
I shall put on my wedding garland. 
Mine is not the red-brown dress of the traveller, 
and though there are dangers on the way 
I have no fear in mind.
The evening star will come out when my voyage is done 
and the plaintive notes of the twilight melodies 
be struck up from the King's gateway.

Translation(s): FRE GER GER

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-07-04 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:46

Line count: 14
Word count: 101

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In dieser Zeit meines Abschieds

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

In dieser Zeit meines Abschieds
wünscht mir gut Glück, meine Freunde!
Der Himmel errötet im Frühlicht,
der Pfad liegt schön vor mir.
Fragt nicht, was ich mit mir nehme.
Ich beginne die Reise
mit leerer Hand und erwartendem Herzen.
Ich lege mein Hochzeitskleid an
und nicht die rotbraune Kutte der Waller.
Und drohn auch Gefahren mir unterwegs,
ich fürchte mich nicht.
Der Abendstern kommt heraus, wenn meine Wandrung am Ziel ist,
und die klagenden Töne der Zwielichtmelodien
erklingen vom Torweg des Königs.

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


Based on
Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2009-11-16 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:27

Line count: 14
Word count: 82