Translation © by Michael P. Rosewall

Aus des Abends weißen Wogen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE NOR
Aus des Abends weißen Wogen
taucht ein Stern;
[still]1 von fern
kommt der [blasse]2 Mond gezogen.

[Fern, ach fern]3
aus des Morgens grauen Wogen,
langt der [stille]4 blasse Bogen
nach dem Stern.

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1 Webern: "tief"
2 Webern: "junge"
3 Webern: "Tief von fern,"
4 Webern: "große"


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):

  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "Dypt fra det fjerne", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Venant de loin", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , title 1: "Downward from afar", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Jeroen Scholten

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:25
Line count: 8
Word count: 32

Downward from afar
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Out of the white billows of evening
A star descends;
Silently, from afar,
The pale moon emerges.

Afar, oh afar,
In the gray billows of morning,
Its pale, silent crescent remains
After the star.


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Text added to the website: 2015-08-24 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-08-24 12:34:23
Line count: 8
Word count: 34