by Max Kalbeck (1850 - 1921)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Letztes Glück
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE
Leblos gleitet Blatt um Blatt
Still und traurig von den Bäumen;
Seines Hoffens nimmer satt,
Lebt das Herz in Frühlingsträumen. 

Noch verweilt ein Sonnenblick
Bei den späten Hagerosen,
Wie bei einem letzten Glück,
Einem süßen, hoffnungslosen.

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Darrer resquitx de benaurança", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Laatst geluk", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Last bit of happiness", copyright © 2004
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Last bliss", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Dernier bonheur", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Claus-Christian Schuster

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Dernier bonheur
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Les feuilles l'une après l'autre flottent sans vie
Silencieusement et tristement des arbres ;
Ses espoirs jamais satisfaits,
Le cœur vit dans des rêves de printemps.

Pourtant un regard ensoleillé demeure encore
Dans le buisson de roses tardives,
Comme un dernier bonheur,
Un doux espoir perdu.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2010 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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Text added to the website: 2010-08-17 00:00:00
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