by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)
Translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Just above yon sandy bar
Language: English 
Just above yon sandy bar,
  As the day grows fainter and dimmer,
Lonely and lovely, a single star
  Lights the air with a dusky glimmer 

Into the ocean faint and far
  Falls the trail of its golden splendor,
And the gleam of that single star
  Is ever refulgent, soft, and tender. 

Chrysaor, rising out of the sea,
  Showed thus glorious and thus emulous,
Leaving the arms of Callirrhoe,
  Forever tender, soft, and tremulous. 

Thus o'er the ocean faint and far
  Trailed the gleam of his falchion brightly;
Is it a God, or is it a star
  That, entranced, I gaze on nightly!

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  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Emil Sjögren.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-06-08
Line count: 16
Word count: 102

Aftonstjernan
Language: Swedish (Svenska)  after the English 
Stormen somnat och vågens brus; 
över jorden sig mörkret sänker. 
Ensam och klar som en fyrbåks ljus 
högt upp i rymden en stjärna blänker.

I det djupa havs nattliga värld, 
över den svallande böljedansen, 
stjärnan klar på sin himmelska färd 
med osäglig prakt sprider strålande glansen.

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Se, hur hon klyver med flammande svärd 
de dunkla, de böljande vatten. 
Är det en vingad Seraf på sin färd? 
Så frågar jag hänryckt i drömmande natten.

E. Sjögren sets stanzas 1-2, 4

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Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-09-28
Line count: 16
Word count: 77