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Es stürmet am Abendhimmel

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es stürmet am Abendhimmel,
Es zittert der Sonne Licht,
Im Äther die eine Wolke
Von Lust und Lieb' ihr spricht.

Die Wolke, vom Sturm gezogen,
Dehnt weit die Arme aus,
Sie glüht im Purpur der Liebe
Und wirbt im Sturmgebraus.

Da scheidet die Braut von dannen,
Die Wolke der Sturm entrafft;
Der Purpur ist all verschwunden,
Schwarz ist sie und grausenhaft.

Translation(s): DUT

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Het stormt aan de avondhemel", 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 10:01:43
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Word count: 61

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Het stormt aan de avondhemel

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Het stormt aan de avondhemel,
De zon geeft slechts sidderlicht,
In 't luchtruim zegt één wolk haar
Een lust- en liefdegedicht.
De wolk, door de storm gedreven,
Breidt wijd haar armen uit,
Zij gloeit van purperen liefde
En flirt in 't stormgemuit.
Dan ziet men de bruid vertrekken,
De wolk door de storm ontvoerd;
Verdwenen is al het purper,
Zwart is zij, een donk're ploert.

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Text added to the website: 2013-06-24.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:14
Line count: 12
Word count: 65