by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)
Translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

This is thy hour, O Soul, thy free...
Language: English 
Available translation(s): CAT FRE GER
This is thy hour, O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best,
Night, sleep, death, and the stars.

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Portions of this text were used in Idyll by Frederick Delius.


Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Léon Bazalgette (1873 - 1928) ; composed by Eva Ruth Spalding.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , no title ; composed by Willy Burkhard.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Paul Hindemith.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-10-11 12:41:41
Line count: 4
Word count: 42

Dies ist deine Stunde, o Seele, dein...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Dies ist deine Stunde, o Seele, dein freier Flug in das Wortlose.
Fort von Büchern, fort von der Kunst, der Tag ausgelöscht, die Arbeit getan.
Du, ganz emportauchend, lautlos, schauend, den Dingen nachsinnend, die du am meisten liebst:
Nacht, Schlaf, Tod und die Sterne.

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Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Researcher for this text: Peter Palmer

Text added to the website: 2009-08-23 00:00:00
Last modified: 2018-11-20 13:07:51
Line count: 4
Word count: 44