by Wilhelm Weigand (1862 - 1949)
Translation © by Michael P. Rosewall

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE NOR
Du Sommerabend! Heilig, goldnes Licht!
In sanftem Glühen steht die Flur entzündet.
Kein Laut, der dieses Friedens Lauschen bricht,
in ein Gefühl ist alles hingemündet.

Auch meine Seele sehnt sich nach der Nacht
und nach des Dunkels taugeperltem Steigen
und will nur lauschen, wie in Rosenpracht
die dunklen Himmelsstunden leuchtend schweigen.


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: "Sommerkveld", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Soir d'été", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , title 1: "Summer evening", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Jeroen Scholten

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 51

Summer evening
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Summer evening! Holy, golden light!
In this gentle glow, the meadow is enkindled.
No sound interrupts this idyllic peace,
In a sense, everything has dissipated.

My soul also longs for the night
And for the dew-pearled advance of the darkness
And I want purely to listen, in this rosy splendor,
To the radiant stillness of the dark, heavenly hours.


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This text was added to the website: 2015-08-24
Line count: 8
Word count: 59