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Die Blätter fallen, fallen wie von weit

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Blätter fallen, fallen wie von weit, 
als welkten in den Himmeln ferne Gärten; 
sie fallen mit verneinender Gebärde. 
Und in den Nächten fällt die schwere Erde 
aus allen Sternen in die Einsamkeit. 
Wir alle fallen. Diese Hand da fällt. 
Und sieh die andre an: es ist in allen. 
Und doch ist einer, welcher dieses Fallen 
unendlich sanft in seinen Händen hält.


Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE ITA POR

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Submitted by John H. Campbell

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

  • ENG English (John H. Campbell) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Autumn", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Walter A. Aue) , "Fall", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Fall", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "Fall", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Automne", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Autunno", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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Autunno

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Le foglie cadono, come da lontano,
come appassite in remoti giardini celesti,
quasi un gesto che nega, la caduta accompagna.
E, nelle notti, cade la greve terra,
in solitudine, giù da ogni stella.
Cadiamo tutti. Questa mano cade
e, come questa, ogni altra cosa che vedi.
E tuttavia c'è Uno, che questo cadere
con  dolcezza infinita nelle sue mani accoglie.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926), "Herbst", appears in Das Buch der Bilder, first published 1920 ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE POR
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Elizabeth R. Austin, Gary Bachlund, Henk Badings, Conrad Beck, Albert Ernst Anton Becker, Ferenc Farkas, Wim Franken, Robert Fürstenthal, Hans Gál, Franz Krause, Ignace Lilien, Léon Orthel, Siegmund Schmidt, Peter Visser. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2011-04-24.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:20
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