by Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869 - 1935)
Translation © by Walter A. Aue

The dark hills
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
Dark hills at evening in the west,
Where sunset hovers like a sound
Of golden horns that sang to rest
Old bones of warriors under ground,
Far now from all the bannered ways
Where flash the legions of the sun,
You fade--as if the last of days
Were fading, and all wars were done.


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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Walter A. Aue) , "Die dunklen Hügel", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Die dunklen Hügel
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Auf dunklen Hügeln glüht verklärt
die untergeh'nde Sonn' wie Klang
der gold'nen Hörner: Ruhgesang
für Kriegerknochen in der Erd'.
Weit weg von all der Fahnen Sieg,
die sonnenfunkelnd Heeren wehn,
verbleichst du - als wär' im Vergeh'n
der letzte Tag, der letzte Krieg.


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This text was added to the website: 2008-06-01
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Word count: 43