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Abendstern

Language: German (Deutsch)

Was weilst du einsam an dem Himmel,
O [schöner]1 Stern? und bist so mild;
Warum entfernt das funkelnde Gewimmel
Der Brüder sich von deinem Bild?
"Ich bin der Liebe treuer Stern,
Sie halten sich von Liebe fern."
 
So solltest du zu ihnen [gehen]2,
Bist du der Liebe, zaudre nicht!
Wer möchte denn dir widerstehen?
Du süßes eigensinnig [Licht]3.
"Ich säe, schaue keinen Keim,
Und bleibe trauernd still daheim."


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Wien. Bey Friedrich Volke. 1824, page 96.

1 Zemlinsky: "lieber"
2 Zemlinsky: "gehn"
3 Zemlinsky: "Ding"

Submitted by Richard Morris and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "L’estel del capvespre", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Avondster", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Evening star", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "L'étoile du soir", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Pupillo) (Claretta Manara) , "Stella della sera", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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L'étoile du soir

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

Pourquoi restes-tu seule dans le ciel ?
Ô belle étoile ? et tu es si douce ;
Pourquoi la cohue étincelante
De tes frères reste-t-elle à distance de ton image ?
"Je suis l'étoile fidèle de l'amour,
Ils se tiennent loin de l'amour."

Ainsi tu devrais aller vers eux,
Si tu es l'amour, n'hésite pas !
Qui pourrait alors te résister ?
Toi, lumière douce et obstinée.
"Je sème, je ne vois aucune pousse,
Et je reste à me désoler en silence."


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Text added to the website: 2010-01-22.
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