by Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)
Translation by Jan Śliwiński (1884 - 1950), as Hans Effenberger

Then finish the last song
Language: English  after the Bangla (Bengali) 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
Then finish the last song 
and let us leave.
Forget this night when the night is no more.
Whom do I try to clasp in my arms?  
Dreams can never be made captive.
My eager hands press emptiness 
to my heart and it bruises my breast.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2010-11-04
Line count: 7
Word count: 46

Vollende denn das letzte Lied
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Available translation(s): ITA
Vollende denn das letzte Lied
Und laß uns auseinander gehn,
Vergiß diese Nacht, wenn die Nacht um ist.
Wen müh' ich mich mit meinen Armen zu umfassen?
Träume lassen sich nicht einfangen,
Meine gierigen Hände drücken Leere an mein Herz
Und es zermürbt meine Brust.

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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):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Finisci, dunque, l'ultimo canto", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2003-10-20
Line count: 7
Word count: 45