by Paul Wertheimer (1874 - 1937)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Herbsten
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Klagend weint es in den Zweigen,
Grelle Blätter, windgewiegt,
Jäh von tollem Sturm besiegt,
Tanzen müd im Todesreigen.
 
Und die Wünsche, die aus herben
Wurzeln an das Licht geblüht,
Sinken klagend, sinken müd
In das große, große Sterben.

Confirmed with Paul Wertheimer,Gedichte, Leipzig: Verlag von Georg Heinrich Meyer, 1896, page 32


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Autumn", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Automne", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Automne
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Il y a des pleurs plaintifs dans les branches,
des feuilles éclatantes, bercées par le vent,
soudainement vaincues par la tempête furieuse,
dansent, fatiguées, la ronde de la mort.

Et les désirs qui à partir des amères
racines ont fleuri vers la lumière,
sombrent en plaintes, sombrent dans la fatigue
dans la grande, grande mort.

Il y a des pleurs plaintifs dans les branches.

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