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Der Abend

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Abend blüht,
[Temora]1 glüht
Im Glanz der tiefgesunknen Sonne.
Es küßt die See
Die Sinkende,
Von Ehrfurcht [schaudernd]2 und von Wonne.

Ein grauer Duft
Durchwebt die Luft,
Umschleyert [Daura's]3 güldne Auen.
Es rauscht umher
Das düstre Meer,
Und rings herrscht [ahnungsreiches]4 Grauen.

O trautes Land!
O heil'ger Strand!
O Flur, die jede Flur verdunkelt.
Flur, deren Schoß 
Die Blum' entsproß,
Die alle Blumen überfunkelt.

Paart nicht den Schnee
Der Lilie 
Die Holde mit der Gluth der Rosen.
Die Au', Ein Kranz 
Voll Duft und Glanz,
Reicht ihr den Preis, der Tadellosen.

Ihr Ambraduft
Durchweht die Luft
Und würzet rings die Näh' und Ferne.
Und stirbt das Licht
Des Liedes nicht,
So reicht ihr Nam' einst an die Sterne.

O trautes Land,
O hehrer Strand,
Sey stolz auf deiner Blumen Blume.
Das heil'ge Meer 
Und rings umher
Die Inseln huld'gen deinem Ruhme - -

Nacht hüllt den Strand,
[Temora]1 schwand.
Verlodert sind des [Spatroths]5 Gluthen.
Das Weltmeer grollt,
Und gluthrot rollt
Der Vollmond aus den düstern Fluthen.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with L.T.Kosegarten's Poesieen, Neueste Auflage, Dritter Band, Berlin 1803, pages 41-43; and with Ludwig Theoboul Kosegarten's Poesieen. Dritter Band. Leipzig, bey Heinrich Gräff, 1802, pages 165-167.

Note: Kosegarten's poem in its initial version has the title Ihre Flur and uses the name Arkona instead of Temora in the later version.

1 Kosegarten (initial version): "Arkona"
2 Kosegarten (initial version): "schauernd"
3 Kosegarten (initial version): "Wittow's"
4 Schubert (Alte Gesamtausgabe): "ahndungsreiches"
5 Schubert: "Spätroths"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El capvespre", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De avond", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The evening", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le soir", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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