by Richard Engländer (1859 - 1919), as Peter Altenberg
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Nichts is gekommen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Nichts ist gekommen, nichts wird kommen für meine Seele.
Ich habe gewartet, gewartet, oh - gewartet!
Die Tage werden dahinschleichen, und umsonst wehen
meine aschblonden seidenen Haare um mein bleiches Antlitz!


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

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

  • ENG English (Anne Ozorio) , "Nothing comes, nothing will ever come for my Soul", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Niente è arrivato", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Jeroen Scholten

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 4
Word count: 31

Rien n'est venu, rien ne viendra pour...
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Rien n'est venu, rien ne viendra pour mon âme --
J'ai attendu, attendu, oh -- attendu !
Les jours s'écouleront lentement,
Et en vain ma chevelure blonde, soyeuse, flotte autour de mon visage pâle !

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This text was added to the website: 2009-01-11
Line count: 4
Word count: 33