by Johann Ludwig Tieck (1773 - 1853)
Translation © by Gül Sabar

Wie schnell verschwindet
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA TUR
Wie schnell verschwindet
So Licht als Glanz,
Der Morgen findet
Verwelkt den Kranz,

Der gestern glühte
In aller Pracht,
Denn er verblühte
In dunkler Nacht.

Es schwimmt die Welle
Des Lebens hin,
Und färbt sich helle,
Hat's nicht Gewinn;

Die Sonne neiget,
Die Röte flieht,
Der Schatten steiget
Und Dunkel zieht.

So schwimmt die Liebe
Zu Wüsten ab,
Ach, daß sie bliebe
Bis an das Grab!

Doch wir erwachen
Zu tiefer Qual:
Es bricht der Nachen,
Es löscht der Strahl,

Vom schönen Lande
Weit weggebracht
Zum öden Strande,
Wo um uns Nacht.

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Hoe snel verdwijnen nu licht en glans", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Come scompaiono rapidi", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • TUR Turkish (Türkçe) (Gül Sabar) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52
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Word count: 92

Ne çabuk yok oluyor
Language: Turkish (Türkçe)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ne çabuk yok oluyor 
Işığın parlaklığı, 
Sabah, solmuş buluyor 
Çiçek demetini,

Dün ışıldıyordu 
Tüm ihtişamıyla, 
Ama işte soldular
Karanlık gecede.

İlerliyor dalgaları 
Hayatın 
Ve gittikçe rengi açılıyor 
Ama hiç kazanımı olmuyor.

Güneş batıyor, 
Kızıllık yok oluyor, 
Gölgeler yükseliyor 
Ve karanlık basıyor.

Böylece aşk sürükleniyor
Çöllere doğru, 
Ah, keşke dayanabilse
Mezara kadar!

Ama biz uyanıyoruz
Derin bir acıyla:
Kayık parçalanıyor, 
Işık sönüyor!

Güzel vatandan 
Çok uzaklara düşmüşüz, 
Issız bir sahile,
Burada bizi saran karanlık gece.

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Text added to the website: 2016-10-24 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-10-24 13:19:52
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Word count: 74