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Herbstabend

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein Brausen geht durch den sterbenden Wald,
Die Blätter fliegen tot und kalt,
Das sind der Herbstnacht Stürme;
In Grauen gehüllt und in Dunkelheit,
Wie liegen die Lande so fremd und so weit!
Fern klingen die Glocken der Türme.

Zur wilden Jagd nach vergänglichem Gut
Drängt dort sich die eilige Menschenflut,
Die Brandung wächst in den Gassen,
Wer hört auf den schüttenden Glockenklang?
Er tönt die einsame Felder entlang
Hoch über den Köpfen der Massen.

Geflügelten Rades steuert die Zeit
Zermalmend fort über Lust und Leid
Durch ungemessene Fernen, -
Du lausche dem Klang mit gefühligem Ohr,
Erhebe den Blick zum Himmel empor,
Zu den rettenden ewigen Sternen!


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by Dietrich Kröncke

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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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Autumn evening", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Soir d'automne", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2013-07-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-22 22:19:16
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