by Aloys Wilhelm Schreiber (1761 - 1841)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Du heilig, glühend Abendroth!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Du heilig, glühend Abendroth!
Der Himmel will in Glanz zerrinnen,
So scheiden [Märtyrer]1 von hinnen
Holdlächelnd in dem Liebestod.

Des Aufgangs Berge still und grau,
Am Grab des Tags die hellen Gluten,
Der Schwan auf purpurrothen Fluten,
Und jeder Halm im Silberthau!

O Sonne, Gottesstrahl, du bist
Nie herrlicher, als im [Entfliehen]2,
Du willst uns gern [hinüber ziehen]3,
Wo deines Glanzes Urquell ist.

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Confirmed with Poetische Werke von Aloys Schreiber. Erster Band. Tübingen, bei Heinrich Laupp. 1817, page 67; with Aloys Schreiber's Gedichte. Erster Theil. Neueste Auflage. Wien 1817. Bey B. Ph. Bauer, pages 68-69; and with Solothurnisches Wochenblatt für 1815. Herausgegeben von Freunden der vaterländischen Geschichte. Solothurn bey Ludwig Vogelsang, obrigkeitlichem Buchdrucker, Nro. 45. Samstag, den 11 November 1815, page 592.

1 Schreiber (Wien 1817 edition), and Schubert: "Märterer"
2 Schubert: "Entfliehn"
3 Schubert: "hinüberziehn"

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Het avondrood", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The glow of sunset", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Coucher de soleil", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Rosso di sera", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Het avondrood
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Jij, heilig, gloeiend avondrood!
De hemel wil in glans vervloeien:
Zo slaken martelaars hun boeien,
Glimlachend in hun liefdesdood.
 
Bij dageraad bergen stil en grauw,
Maar helle gloed bij 't daggraf later;
De zwaan op 't purperrode water,
En elke halm in zilv'ren dauw!
 
O zonne, godenstraal, jij bent
Nooit heerlijker dan bij het gaan!
Jij nam ons graag mee hier vandaan
Naar waar jouw glans zijn oerbron kent.

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This text was added to the website: 2010-01-28
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Word count: 69