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by Georg Trakl (1887 - 1914)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Nachts
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG FRE ITA
Die Bläue meiner Augen ist erloschen in dieser Nacht,
Das rote Gold meines Herzens. O! wie stille brannte das Licht.
Dein blauer Mantel umfing den Sinkenden;
Dein roter Mund besiegelte des Freundes Umnachtung.

Confirmed with Georg Trakl, Das dichterische Werk, München, 1972, page 56.


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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):

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

  • ENG English (Elisabeth Siekhaus) , "At night", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "At night", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La nuit", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "A notte", copyright © 2012, (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: 33

La nuit
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Le bleu de mes yeux s'est éteint cette nuit,
l'or rouge de mon cœur. Oh, comme la lumière brûlait doucement.
Ton manteau bleu a enveloppé celui qui tombait ;
ta bouche rouge a scellé la folie de l'ami.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Guy Laffaille, (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.
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This text was added to the website: 2009-10-01
Line count: 4
Word count: 38