by Karl Friedrich von Gerok (1815 - 1890)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Müder Glanz der Sonne!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Müder Glanz der Sonne!
Blasses Himmelblau!
Von verklungner Wonne
Träumet still die Au.

An der letzten Rose
Löset lebenssatt
Sich das letzte lose,
Bleiche Blumenblatt.

Goldenes Entfärben
Schleicht sich durch den Hain;
Auch Vergehn'n und Sterben
Däucht mir süß zu sein.

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Confirmed with Palmblätter von Karl Gerok, Stuttgart: E. Greiner's Verlags, Leipzig: Amelang's Verlag, F. Volckmar, 1873, pages 214.


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Autumnal Feeling", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , 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: 12
Word count: 41

Autumnal Feeling
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Weary glow of the sun!
Pallid blue of the sky!
The meadow is quietly dreaming
Of joy that has faded away.

From the last rose,
Sated with life,
The last, loose, pale
Flower petal detaches itself.

A golden fading
Creeps through the grove;
It seems to me that even
Dissolution and dying may be sweet.


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This text was added to the website: 2006-05-17
Line count: 12
Word count: 55