by Georg Scherer (1824 - 1909)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Im Abendrot der Himmel glüht
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Im Abendrot der Himmel glüht,
Die Sonne geht nun schlafen.
Der Knabe bläst sein Abendlied
Und zieht gemach durchs stille Ried
Zur Hürde mit den Schafen.

Sein Gruß schwebt noch der Sonne nach:
"Fahr wohl! Wir sehn uns wieder.
Bring morgen einen schönen Tag,
Dann blas' ich durch den grünen Hag
Dir meine schönsten Lieder."

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Georg Scherer, vierte, vermehrte Auflage, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Berlin, Wien: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1894, page 15


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The sky glows in the red of sunset
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The sky glows in the red of sunset,
The sun is now going to sleep.
The lad blows his evening song
And moves calmly through the quiet reeds
To the pen with his sheep.

His greeting still wafts after the sun:
"Farewell! We shall see each other again.
Bring a beautiful day tomorrow,
Then, through the green grove, I shall
Blow my loveliest songs for you."

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Translations of title(s):
"Abendbild" = "Evening image"
"Schäfer's Abendlied" = "Shepherd’s evening song"
"Im Abendroth der Himmel glüht" = "The sky glows in the red of sunset"


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This text was added to the website: 2017-07-24
Line count: 10
Word count: 66