Translation © by Emily Ezust

Schweigt der Menschen laute Lust
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Schweigt der Menschen laute Lust:
Rauscht die Erde wie in Träumen
Wunderbar mit allen Bäumen,
Was dem Herzen kaum bewusst,
Alte Zeiten, linde Trauer,
Und es schweifen leise Schauer
Wetterleuchtend durch die Brust.

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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 (Emily Ezust) , copyright © 2009
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le soir", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "A sera", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2004-04-27
Line count: 7
Word count: 33

When men's loud joys fall silent
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
When men's loud joys fall silent,
The earth rustles as if in dreams,
Wondrously, with all its trees,
What the heart has hardly known:
Times long past, gentle griefs;
And there sweep soft shudders
Like lightning through the breast.

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Translation of title "Abend" = "Evening"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2009 by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website: 2009-10-01
Line count: 7
Word count: 39