by Friedrich Hermann Frey (1839 - 1911), as Martin Greif
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Die Flur umher
Es kalt durchweht,
Wo [nirgend]1 mehr
Ein Blümlein steht.

Im Wald zerstiebt
Das welke Laub --
Die ich geliebt,
Sind alle Staub.

[Sich]2 frühe neigt
Der Sonne Lauf,
Am Himmel steigt
Der Mond herauf.

Es füllt sich sacht
Das Sternenzelt.
Sie sind erwacht
In jener Welt.

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Confirmed with Martin Greif, Neue Lieder und Mären, Leipzig: C.F. Amelangs Verlag, 1902, page 86.

1 Geyer: "nirgends"
2 Geyer: "So"


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "November mood", copyright © 2022, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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November mood
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
It blows coldly through
The meadow round about,
Where not one little flower
Stands any longer.

In the forest the withered
Foliage is scattered --
Those whom I loved
Are all dust.

The sun's pathway
Leads downward [early]1,
Upon the heavens
The moon rises.

The canopy of the stars
Fills itself gently.
They have awakened 
In that other world.

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1 Geyer: "so early"


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