Translation © by Lau Kanen

Am Ufer
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA SPA
Die Welt verstummt, dein Blut erklingt;
    in seinen hellen Abgrund sinkt
            der ferne Tag,

er schaudert nicht; die Glut umschlingt
    das höchste Land, im Meere ringt
            die ferne Nacht,

sie zaudert nicht; der Flut entspringt
    ein Sternchen, deine Seele trinkt
            das ewige Licht.

Confirmed with Weib und Welt. Gedichte von Richard Dehmel mit einem Sinnbild, Berlin: Verlag von Schuster u. Loeffler, 1896, page 25

Note: in stanza 2, line 2, word 4 is "um" in Štěpán's score, probably a misprint.


Authorship

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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Al ribatge", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CZE Czech (Čeština) [singable] (Marie Fantová) , "Na břehu"
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de kust", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Joel Ayau) , "On the shore", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "At the shore", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Sur le rivage", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Sulla spiaggia", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Oscar Aquite) , "En la orilla", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Jeroen Scholten , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 9
Word count: 43

Aan de kust
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Het wordt nu stil, jouw bloed weerklinkt;
In zijn verlichte afgrond zinkt
De verre dag,

Hij huivert niet; de gloed omringt
Het hoogste land, in ’t zeediep dringt
De verre nacht,

Die aarzelt niet; de vloed ontspringt
Een sterretje, en jouw ziel, zij drinkt
Het eeuwige licht.

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2018 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., please ask the copyright-holder(s) directly.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-12-26
Line count: 9
Word count: 47