by Ludwig Jacobowski (1868 - 1900)

Grabschrift
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
"Dem Auge fern, dem Herzen nah!"
Als ich die alte Grabschrift sah
Im eingesunknen Marmorstein,
Da fiel mein totes Lieb mir ein.

O Gott, ich schrieb schon tausendmal
Das gleiche Lied aus gleicher Qual,
Und war doch keins wie dieses da:
"Dem Auge fern, dem Herzen nah!"

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Jean-Pierre Granger) , title 1: "Épitaphe", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Jean-Pierre Granger) , title 1: "Epitaph", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Jakob Kellner

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 47