by Hermann Allmers (1821 - 1902)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Spätherbst
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Der graue Nebel tropft so still
Herab auf Feld und Wald und Heide,
Als ob der Himmel weinen will
In übergroßem Leide.

Die Blumen wollen nicht mehr blühn,
Die Vöglein schweigen in den Hainen,
Es starb sogar das letzte Grün,
Da mag er auch wohl weinen.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Late herfst", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Late autumn", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Automne tardif", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Automne tardif
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Le brouillard gris tombe si silencieusement
Sur les champs, la forêt et la lande,
Comme si le ciel voulait pleurer
En un chagrin démesuré.

Les fleurs ne fleuriront plus,
Les oiseaux sont muets dans les bosquets,
Même la dernière touche de vert a expiré,
Comme il fait bien de pleurer.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 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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