by Otto Julius Bierbaum (1865 - 1910)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Traum durch die Dämmerung
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Weite Wiesen im Dämmergrau;
die Sonne verglomm, die Sterne ziehn,
nun geh' [ich]1 zu der schönsten Frau,
weit über Wiesen im Dämmergrau,
tief in den Busch von Jasmin.

Durch Dämmergrau in der Liebe Land;
ich gehe nicht schnell, ich eile nicht;
mich zieht ein weiches samtenes Band
durch Dämmergrau in der Liebe Land,
in ein [mildes, blaues]2 Licht.

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1 Strauss: "ich hin"
2 Sinding, Strauss: "blaues, mildes"

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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) , "Somni a través del capvespre", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Dromend door de schemering", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Dreaming through the twilight", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Rêve au crépuscule", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Sogno al crepuscolo", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , "Sueño al atardecer", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 10
Word count: 58

Dreaming through the twilight
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Broad meadows in the grey twilight;
the sun's light has died away and the stars are moving.
Now I go to the loveliest of women,
across the meadow in the grey twilight,
deep into bushes of jasmine.

Through the grey twilight to the land of love;
I do not walk quickly, I do not hurry.
I am drawn by a faint, velvet thread
through the grey twilight to the land of love,
into a blue, mild light.

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

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 10
Word count: 77