by Paul, Graf von Haugwitz (1791 - 1856)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Resignation
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Lisch aus, mein Licht!
Was dir gebricht,
Das ist nun fort,
an diesem Ort
Kannst du's nicht wieder finden!
Du mußt nun los dich binden.

Sonst hast du lustig aufgebrannt,
Nun hat man dir die Luft entwandt;
Wenn diese fort gewehet,
die Flamme irregehet,
Sucht, findet nicht;
lisch aus, mein Licht!

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Resignation", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Rassegnazione", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Renoncement", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Berusting", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 51

Resignation
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Go out, my light, go out!
What you are lacking
Is now gone;
In this place,
You cannot again find it.
You must now break your bonds!

Once you burnt merrily,
Now they have wrested your air away;
When this is gone
The flame shall die;
It seeks, seeks, but finds it not;
Go out, my light, go out!

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 59