by Paul Wertheimer (1874 - 1937)

Herbsten
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Klagend weint es in den Zweigen,
Grelle Blätter, windgewiegt,
Jäh von tollem Sturm besiegt,
Tanzen müd im Todesreigen.
 
Und die Wünsche, die aus herben
Wurzeln an das Licht geblüht,
Sinken klagend, sinken müd
In das große, große Sterben.

Confirmed with Paul Wertheimer,Gedichte, Leipzig: Verlag von Georg Heinrich Meyer, 1896, page 32


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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Autumn", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Automne", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Peter Donderwinkel , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 38