by Otto Julius Bierbaum (1865 - 1910)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Traum durch die Dämmerung
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA
Weite Wiesen im Dämmergrau;
die Sonne verglomm, die Sterne ziehn,
nun geh' [ich]1 zu der schönsten Frau,
weit über Wiesen im Dämmergrau,
tief in den Busch von Jasmin.

Durch Dämmergrau in der Liebe Land;
ich gehe nicht schnell, ich eile nicht;
mich zieht ein weiches samtenes Band
durch Dämmergrau in der Liebe Land,
in ein [mildes, blaues]2 Licht.

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1 Strauss: "ich hin"
2 Sinding, Strauss: "blaues, mildes"

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Somni a través del capvespre", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Dromend door de schemering", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Dreaming through the twilight", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Rêve au crépuscule", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Sogno al crepuscolo", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , "Sueño al atardecer", copyright © 2018, (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: 10
Word count: 58

Rêve au crépuscule
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
De larges prairies dans le gris du crépuscule;
Le soleil s'éteint lentement, les étoiles se montrent,
Alors je vais vers la plus belle des femmes
Loin au-delà des prairies et du gris crépuscule,
Au fond des buissons de jasmin.

Dans le gris crépuscule, au pays de l'amour;
Je ne vais pas vite, je ne me presse pas;
Un doux ruban de velours me tire
Dans le gris crépuscule, au pays de l'amour,
Dans une lumière douce et bleue.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-02-07
Line count: 10
Word count: 78