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Die Welt verstummt, dein Blut erklingt; in seinen hellen Abgrund sinkt der ferne Tag, er schaudert nicht; die Glut umschlingt das höchste Land, im Meere ringt die ferne Nacht, sie zaudert nicht; der Flut entspringt ein Sternchen, deine Seele trinkt das ewige Licht.
Confirmed with Weib und Welt. Gedichte von Richard Dehmel mit einem Sinnbild, Berlin: Verlag von Schuster u. Loeffler, 1896, page 25
- by Richard Fedor Leopold Dehmel (1863 - 1920), "Am Ufer", appears in Weib und Welt, first published 1896 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Conrad Ramrath (1880 - 1972), "Am Ufer", op. 10 (Vier Lieder) no. 1, published 1910. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Richard Georg Strauss (1864 - 1949), "Am Ufer", op. 41 (Fünf Lieder) no. 3 (1899), published 1899 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Leuckart [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Anton von Webern (1883 - 1945), "Am Ufer", 1908, from Fünf Lieder, no. 2. [ sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Al ribatge", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de kust", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Joel Ayau) , "On the shore", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "At the shore", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Sur le rivage", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Sulla spiaggia", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- SPA Spanish (Español) (Oscar Aquite) , "En la orilla", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Research team for this text: Jeroen Scholten , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 9
Word count: 43
The world becomes silent, except for the sound of your blood; into its bright abyss sinks the distant day, without a shudder; the glow embraces the highest land, in the sea struggles the distant night. It does not delay; from the flood springs up a little star, your soul drinks the eternal light.
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2008 by Joel Ayau, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Richard Fedor Leopold Dehmel (1863 - 1920), "Am Ufer", appears in Weib und Welt, first published 1896
This text was added to the website: 2008-12-10
Line count: 9
Word count: 53