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Ein Schrei

Language: German (Deutsch)

Einst, als du mich küßtest im lachenden Mai,
Da blühten die Linden, die Nachtigall sang,
Vom Felde her kam ein verlorener Klang
Wie Glockengeläut - o wir seligen Zwei.

Der Sommer zog blühend und glühend vorbei.
Nun ist es so schaurig, so öde im Wald,
Der Himmel so blaß und die Nächte so kalt,
Und durch die Versunkenheit gellt's wie ein Schrei.

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Un cri", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-03-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:27
Line count: 8
Word count: 62

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Un cri

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

Une fois, comme tu m'embrassais dans le moi de mai riant,
Les tilleuls fleurissaient, le rossignol chantait,
Du champ venait un son perdu,
Comme un appel de cloches, ô nous, couple bienheureux.

L'été passa tout en fleur et en éclat,
Maintenant c'est si horrible, si désolé dans la forêt,
Les cieux sont si pâles et les nuits si froides,
Et dans la contemplation retentit comme un cri.

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Text added to the website: 2013-02-10.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:08
Line count: 8
Word count: 67