Emily Dickinson-Lieder: Natur, Zeit und Raum - Band 1

Translations © by Bertram Kottmann

by Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990)

Word count: 272
Original language: Songs from Emily Dickinson: Nature Time and Space - Volume 1
?. Simple days [sung text checked 1 time]
To venerate the simple days
Which lead the seasons by,
Needs but to remember
That from you or [me]1
They may take the trifle
Termed mortality!

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1 Bacon: "I"

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by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
?.
Den Allerweltstag auch zu ehr’n,
der durch das Jahr uns führt,
heißt, man besinne sich,
dass er dir und mir
das bisschen nehmen könnt, 
was sich Leben nennt.

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A spider sewed at night
Without a light
Upon an arc of white.
If ruff it was of dame
Or shroud of Gnome,
Himself, himself inform.
Of immortality
His strategy
Was physiognomy.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Walter A. Aue) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
?.
Die Spinne hat bei Nacht
und ohne Licht
ein weißes Netz gemacht:
Besatz fürs Damenkleid,
ein Gnomenkleid?
Sie gibt sich selbst Bescheid.
Denn Unvergänglichkeit
verfolgte sie
mit Physiognomie.

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?. On this wondrous sea [sung text checked 1 time]
On this wondrous sea,
Sailing silently,
[Ho! pilot, ho!
Knowest thou the shore]1
Where no breakers roar,
Where the storm is o'er?

In the silent west
Many [the]2 sails at rest,
Their anchors fast;
Thither I pilot thee, -
Land, ho! Eternity!
Ashore at last!

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1 lines inverted by Bacon ?
2 omitted by Bacon ?
Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]
by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
?.
Auf dem Lebensmeer
segeln - still einher,
auf, Käpt’n, auf!
Kennst die Küste du,
wo Meer und Sturmes Wut
sind gelangt zur Ruh?

Dort, im stillen West -
Segel sind gerefft -
ankern, sturmgefeit.
Dorthin leit' ich dich -
Ewigkeit in Sicht! -
Land der Seligkeit!

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?. A drop fell on the apple tree [sung text checked 1 time]
A drop fell on the apple tree.
Another on the roof;
A half a dozen kissed the eaves,
And made the gables laugh.

A few went out to help the brook,
That went to help the sea.
Myself conjectured, Were they pearls,
What necklaces could be!

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by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
?.
Ein Tropfen auf den Apfelbaum.
Aufs Dach ein weit’rer fiel;
sechs küssten wohl die Traufen dann -
den Giebeln es gefiel.

Ein paar halfen dem Flusse aus,
der wiederum dem Meer.
Wenn’s Perlen wärn, stell ich mir vor,
welch Halsband gäb dies her.

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1. Is there such a thing as day? [sung text checked 1 time]
Will there really be a morning?
Is there such a thing as day?
Could I see it from the mountains
If I were as tall as they?

Has it feet like water-lilies?
Has it feathers like a bird?
Is it brought from famous countries
Of which I have never heard?

Oh, some scholar! Oh, some sailor!
Oh, some wise man from the skies!
Please to tell a little pilgrim
Where the place called morning lies!

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by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
1.
Wird es „Morgen“ wirklich geben?
Gibt es so etwas wie „Tag“?
Könnt ich’s von ganz oben sehen,
wenn ich hätt’ der Berge Schlag?

Hat es Sprossen wie Seerosen?
Federn, wie’s der Vogel hat?
Aus fernem Land zu uns gestoßen,
von dem man keine Ahnung hat?

Ach, Gelehrter! Ach,Matrose!
Weiser, der vom Himmel fliegt!
Sagt einem, der auf dem Weg ist,
wo, was „Morgen“ heißt, denn liegt.

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Word count: 66

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