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Autumn

Language: English

There is a wind where the rose was;
Cold rain where sweet grass was;
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was. 

Nought gold where your hair was;
Nought warm where your hand was;
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was. 

Sad winds where your voice was;
Tears, tears where my heart was;
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.


Translation(s): FRE GER

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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) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Automne", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Herbst", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:40
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Word count: 76

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Automne

Language: French (Français) after the English

Il y a du vent là où était la rose ;
De la pluie froide là où était l'herbe douce ;
Et des nuages comme des moutons
Fument au dessus des raides
Cieux gris là où était l'alouette.

Rien de doré là où était ta chevelure ;
Rien de tiède là où était ta main ;
Qu'un fantôme, une personne désespérée,
Sous les épines,
Ton spectre là où était ton visage.

Des vents tristes là où était ta voix ;
Des larmes, des larmes là où était mon cœur ;
Et toujours avec moi,
Mon enfant, toujours avec moi,
Le silence là où était l'espoir.


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  • Translation from English to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Based on
  • a text in English by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "Autumn", from Poems, first published 1906 GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Benjamin Britten, Miriam Gideon, Muriel Emily Herbert, James W. Langley, Robin Humphrey Milford. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2011-06-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:27
Line count: 15
Word count: 105