by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Ernste Stunde
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Wer jetzt weint irgendwo in der Welt, 
ohne Grund weint in der Welt, 
weint über mich. 

Wer jetzt lacht irgendwo in der Nacht, 
ohne Grund lacht in der Nacht, 
lacht mich aus. 

Wer jetzt geht irgendwo in der Welt, 
ohne Grund geht in der Welt, 
geht zu mir. 

Wer jetzt stirbt irgendwo in der Welt, 
ohne Grund stirbt in der Welt: 
sieht mich an.

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  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Solemn hour", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Heure grave", copyright © 2012, (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: 64

Grave hour
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Who now weeps anywhere in the world
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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)

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  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Maurice Betz (1898 - 1946) , copyright © ENG ENG ; composed by Émile Goué.

This text was added to the website: 2008-07-12
Line count: 12
Word count: 64