by Georg Trakl (1887 - 1914)

Erinnerung, begrabene Hoffnung
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Erinnerung, begrabene Hoffnung
Bewahrt dies braune Gebälk
Darüber Georginen hangen,
Immer stillere Heimkehr,
Der verfallne Garten [dunklen]1 Abglanz
[Kindlicher]2 Jahre,
Daß von blauen Lidern [Tränen]3 stürzen
[Unaufhaltsam;
Hinüberschimmern der Schwermut
Kristallne Minuten
Zur Nacht.]4

About the headline (FAQ)

View original text (without footnotes)
Third version.
1 Trakl's first version: "den dunklen"
2 first version: "Vergangener"; second version: "Vergangner"
3 first version: "die Tränen"
4 first version: "Dem Fremdling unaufhaltsam." ; second version:
Unaufhaltsam.
O Geliebtes!
Schon tropft vom rostigen Ahorn
Laub, hinüberschimmern der Schwermut
Kristallne Minuten
Zur Nacht.


Authorship:

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 (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Retour automnal", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2010-10-29
Line count: 11
Word count: 34