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Language: German (Deutsch)

So stille ruht im Hafen
Das tiefe Wasser dort,
Die Ruder sind entschlafen,
Die Schifflein sind im Port.

Nur oben in dem Äther
Der lauen Maiennacht,
Dort segelt noch ein später
Friedfertger Ferge sacht.

Die Barke still und dunkel
Fährt hin in Dämmerschein
Und leisem Sterngefunkel
Am Himmel und hinein.

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 1: "Nuage du soir", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:41

Line count: 12
Word count: 50

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Nuage du soir

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

Là-bas dans le port calmement
Reposent les eaux profondes,
Les rames sont endormies,
Les barques sont au port.

Seul là-haut dans l'éther
De la tiède nuit de mai,
Au loin navigue encore doucement
Un pacifique marin attardé.

Sa barque silencieuse et sombre
Passe dans les lueurs du crépuscule
Et dans le léger scintillement
Des étoiles dans le ciel.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Conrad Ferdinand Meyer (1825 - 1898), "Abendwolke"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Volkmar Andreae, Hermann Behn, Willy Burkhard, Hans Fleischer, Siegmund von Hausegger, Paul Hindemith, Othmar Schoeck, Julius Weismann. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2011-10-10 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:38

Line count: 12
Word count: 58