by Franz Evers (1871 - 1947)
Translation © by Michael P. Rosewall

Heiliger Himmel
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Sommerträume ihr, purpurne Abende ... 
Odins waltender Speer 
Teilt die Wolkenbahn, und ein letzter 
Goldblitz flammt durch Luft und Land. 

Asgards heilige Hallen krönen den Himmel 
Blühende Götter wandeln in seliger Jugend
Über die funkelnden Gefilde des Lichts.
Sommertraüme ihr: purpurne Abende.


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

  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "The holy firmament", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Cieux saints", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Bertram Kottmann

Text added to the website: 2011-06-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2020-01-05 13:20:18
Line count: 8
Word count: 42

The holy firmament
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
You summer dreams, amethyst evenings…
Odin, wielding his spear,
Cleaving the clouds, and a final
Bolt of gold flaming through sky and land.

Asgard’s holy halls surmount the heavens
And luminous gods wander in blessed youth
About the sparkling fields of light.
You summer dreams, amethyst evenings…


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Text added to the website: 2020-01-04 00:00:00
Last modified: 2020-01-04 13:42:48
Line count: 8
Word count: 47