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Der Winter

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn ungesehn und nun vorüber sind die Bilder 
Der Jahreszeit, so kommt des Winters Dauer, 
Das Feld ist leer, die Ansicht scheinet milder,  
Und Stürme wehn umher und Regenschauer. 
Als wie ein Ruhetag, so ist des Jahres Ende, 
Wie einer Frage Ton, daß dieser sich vollende, 
Alsdann erscheint des Frühlings neues Werden, 
So glänzet die Natur mit ihrer Pracht auf Erden.

Translation(s): ENG ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , "Winter", copyright © 1994, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Winter", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33
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Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

When vanished and no longer seen are illustrations
of season, then arrive the winter hours:
the field is empty, mild seem its ablations
and storms blow to and fro with rains and showers.

As if a day for rest, so is this year's cessation
just like a questioning chord requesting consecration:
then Spring's becoming enters the creation
and Nature shines on Earth in glorious elation.

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Translation dedicated to M. Wisser


  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2010 by Walter A. Aue, (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.

    Walter A. Aue. Contact:
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Text added to the website: 2010-03-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:37
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Word count: 65