by Christian Morgenstern (1871 - 1914)

Zu Golde ward die Welt
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Zu Golde ward die Welt;
Zu lange traf
Der Sonne süßer Strahl
Das Blatt, den Zweig.
Nun neig
Dich, Welt hinab
In Winterschlaf.

Bald sinkt's von droben dir
In flockigen Geweben
Verschleiernd zu -
Und bringt dir Ruh,
O Welt,
O dir, zu Gold geliebtes Leben,
Ruh.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Peter Palmer) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Automne", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Matthias Gräff-Schestag

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 14
Word count: 47