Translation © by Emily Ezust

Der Herbstabend
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE
Abendglocken-Halle zittern
[Dumpf durch]1 Moorgedüfte hin;
Hinter jenes Kirchhofs Gittern
Blaßt des Dämmerlichts Karmin.

Aus umstürmten Lindenzweigen
Rieselt welkes Laub herab,
Und gebleichte Gräser beugen
Sich auf ihr bestimmtes Grab.

Freundin! wankt, im Abendwinde,
Bald auch Gras auf meiner Gruft,
Schwärmt das Laub um ihre Linde
Ruhelos in feuchter Luft,

[Wenn]2 schon meine Rasenstelle
Nur dein welker Kranz noch ziert,
Und auf Lethes leiser Welle
Sich mein Nebelbild verliert:

Lausche dann! Im Blätterschauer
Wird es dir vernehmlich wehn:
Jenseits schwindet jede Trauer;
Treue wird sich wiedersehn!

F. Schubert sets stanzas 1-3

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Confirmed with Gedichte von J. G. von Salis. Gesammelt durch seinen Freund Friedrich Matthisson. Zürich, bey Orell, Gessner, Füssli und Compagnie. 1793, pages 33-34; with Gedichte von J.G. von Salis. Neue Auflage. Zürich, bey Orell Füßli und Compagnie. 1808, pages 94-95; and with Gedichte von J. G. von Salis. Neueste Auflage. Wien 1815. Bey B. Ph. Bauer, pages 87-88.

1 Schubert (second version only): "Durch die"
2 Salis (1808 edition): "Wann"

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El capvespre de tardor", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De herfstavond", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The autumn evening", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "The autumn evening", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le soir d'automne", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2018-05-24 06:26:56
Line count: 20
Word count: 86

The autumn evening
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The echo of evening bells shivers
dully through the boggy breeze;
behind that churchyard lattice
the dusky carmine light pales.

From the branches of storm-tossed lindens
fall dried-up leaves,
and pale grass bows
over her clearly-marked grave.






When my grassy plot is already
graced by your faded wreath,
and on Lethe's gentle waves
my misty image is lost:

Then listen! In the shower of blossoms
the wind will blow audibly:
on the other side, every sadness disappears;
truly we will see each other again!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:48
Line count: 16
Word count: 84