Translation by Karl Julius Körner (1793 - 1873)

Sun of the sleepless! melancholy star!
Language: English 
Available translation(s): ITA
Sun of the sleepless! melancholy star!
Whose tearful beam glows tremulously far!
That show'st the darkness thou canst not dispel,
How like art thou to joy remember'd well!
So gleams the past, the light of other days,
Which shines, but warms not with its powerless rays;
A nightbeam Sorrow watcheth to behold,
Distinct, but distant - clear - but, oh how cold!

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An den Mond
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Available translation(s): DUT
Schlafloser Sonne melanchol'scher Stern!
Dein tränenvoller Strahl erzittert fern,
Du offenbarst die Nacht, die dir nicht weicht -
O wie du ganz des Glücks Erinn'rung gleichst!
So glänzt auch längstvergangner Tage Licht,
Es scheint, doch wärmt sein schwaches Leuchten nicht,
Der Gram sieht wohl des Sterns Gestalt,
Scharf, aber fern, so klar, doch ach! wie kalt!

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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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de maan", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2003-11-20 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
Line count: 8
Word count: 56