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Dämmrung senkte sich von oben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Dämmrung senkte sich von oben,
Schon ist alle Nähe fern,
Doch zuerst empor gehoben
Holden Lichts der Abendstern.

Alles schwankt in's Ungewisse,
Nebel schleichen in die Höh',
Schwarzvertiefte Finsternisse
Widerspiegelnd ruht der See.

[Nun]1 am östlichen Bereiche
Ahn' ich Mondenglanz und Glut,
Schlanker Weiden Haargezweige
Scherzen auf der nächsten Flut.

Durch bewegter Schatten Spiele
Zittert Lunas Zauberschein,
Und durch's Auge [schleicht]2 die Kühle
Sänftigend in's Herz hinein.


Translation(s): CZE DUT ENG ENG FRE FRE

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1 Diepenbrock: "Dort,"
2 Grimm: "zieht"

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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)

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Twilight sank from high above", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Florence T. Jameson) , title 1: "Twilight from above has fallen"
  • FRE French (Français) [singable] (Frieda Boutarel) (Amédée Boutarel) , title 1: "L'ombre tombe lente et pâle"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "De là-haut tombe le crépuscule", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Twilight sank from high above

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Twilight sank from high above;
All that was near already is far,
Yet first is raised high
The fair light of the evening star.

Everything shakes with uncertainty,
A mist creeps slowly upward;
Darkness steeped in black
is reflected calmly in the sea.

Now in eastern areas
I feel the moon's brightness and glow,
Hair-like branches of slender willows
Play on the nearest tide.

Through the play of moving shadows
trembles Luna's magical shine,
And through my eyes creeps the cool air,
gently in toward my heart.


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

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Word count: 87