by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850)
Translation © by Walter A. Aue

Drüben geht die Sonne scheiden
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG ENG FRE
Drüben [geht]1 die Sonne scheiden,
Und der müde Tag entschlief.
Niederhangen hier die Weiden
In den Teich, so still, so tief.

Und ich muß mein Liebstes meiden:
Quill, o Träne, quill hervor!
Traurig säuseln hier die Weiden,
Und im Winde bebt das Rohr.

[In mein stilles, tiefes Leiden
Strahlst du, Ferne! hell und mild,
Wie durch Binsen hier und Weiden
Strahlt des Abendsternes Bild.]2

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1 Marteau: "ging"
2 Lang rearranges this stanza like so:
Wie durch Binsen hier und Weiden
Strahlt des Abendsternes Bild.
In mein stilles, tiefes Leiden
Strahlst du, Ferne! hell und mild.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The sun is sinking over there", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Yonder there the sun is leaving", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Jakob Kellner

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2016-11-17 08:56:41
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Word count: 64

Yonder there the sun is leaving
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Yonder there the sun is leaving
tired, day has gone to sleep.
Weeping willows, interweaving,
touch the pond, so still, so deep.

From my love I must be cleaving:
Flow, my tearsdrops, and Godspeed!
Sadly sounds the willows' heaving,
and to winds submits the reed.

In my deep and silent grieving,
distance, you shine mild from far,
as, through reeds and willows weaving,
brightly shines the evening star.

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2008 by Walter A. Aue, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2008-06-01 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:43
Line count: 12
Word count: 68