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Der Abend blüht!

Language: German (Deutsch)

     Der Abend blüht!
     Der Westen glüht!
Wo bist du holdes Licht entglommen?
Aus welchem Stern herabgeschwommen?
 
     Ein lichter Brand
     Flammt See und Land.
Es lodern in dem rothen Scheine
Die Fluren rings und rings die Hayne.
 
     Wie sieht so hehr
     Das düstre Meer!
Die Welle tanzt des Glanzes trunken,
Und sprüht lusttaumelnd Feuerfunken.
 
     Es mahlt der Strahl
     Das liebe Thal,
Das sie bewohnt der Holden Holde,
Mit Rosengluth und mattem Golde.
 
     Geuß, Hesperus
     Mit leisem Gruß
Auf sie, den Inhalt meiner Lieder,
Die schönsten deiner Rosen nieder.
 
     Viel schöner blüht
     Viel wärmer glüht
Die blasse Rose ihrer Wangen,
Und weckt inbrünstiges Verlangen.
 
     Von ihr Ein Blick,
     Ein trauter Nick
Durchzuckt elektrisch Mark und Leben,
Und macht den feinsten Nerv erbeben.
 
     Drum Hesperus,
     Beut Gruß und Kuß
Der Herrlichen, der Tadellosen,
Und opfr' ihr deine schönsten Rosen.
 
     Bewunderung
     Und Huldigung
Heischt nur das Schön, das ewig lebet,
Weil Huld und Heiligkeit es hebet.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE

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Confirmed with L.T.Kosegarten's Poesieen, Neueste Auflage, Dritter Band, Berlin 1803, pages 44-46.


Submitted by Lau Kanen [Guest Editor] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Het avondrood", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "The sunset", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Coucher de soleil", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-09-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2017-06-11T10:29:25
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