by Karl August Candidus (1817 - 1872)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Sommerfäden
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Sommerfäden hin und wieder
Fliegen von den Himmeln nieder;
Sind der Menschen Hirngespinste,
Fetzen goldner Liebesträume,
An die Stauden, an die Bäume
Haben sie sich dort verfangen;
Hochselbsteigene Gewinste
Sehen wir darunter hangen.

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Gossamer threads", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Fils de la Vierge", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Herfstdraden", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:23
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Word count: 33

Gossamer threads
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Back and forth, gossamer threads 
fly down from heaven;
They are the fantasies of people,
Scraps of golden love-dreams.
On the bushes, on the trees
They have caught themselves there;
Ambitious winnings
We see hanging below.

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

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:23
Line count: 8
Word count: 36