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Wie ein Greisenantlitz droben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie ein Greisenantlitz droben
Ist der Himmel anzuschauen,
Roteinäugig und umwoben
Von dem Wolkenhaar, dem grauen.

Blickt er auf die Erde nieder,
Müssen welken Blum und Blüte,
Müssen welken Lieb und Lieder
In dem menschlichen Gemüte.

Translation(s): FRE

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-04-23.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:41
Line count: 8
Word count: 36

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Le visage d'un vieillard est pareil

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

Le visage d'un vieillard est pareil
Au ciel qui là-haut regarde,
Borgne à l'œil rouge et entouré
De ses cheveux de nuages, gris.

Quand il regarde en bas sur la terre,
Alors fleurs et floraison fanent,
Alors amour et chansons fanent
Dans le cœur des hommes.

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Text added to the website: 2011-03-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:18
Line count: 8
Word count: 46