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Des Tages laute Stimmen schweigen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Des Tages laute Stimmen schweigen,
Und dunkeln will es allgemach,
Ein letztes Schimmern in den Zweigen,
Dann zieht auch dies der Sonne nach.

Noch leuchten ihre Purpurgluten
Um jene Höhen, kahl und fern,
Doch in des Äthers klaren Fluten
Erzittert schon ein blasser Stern.

Ihr müden Seelen rings im Kreise,
So ist euch wieder Ruh gebracht;
Aufatmen hör ich euch noch leise,
Dann küßt euch still und mild die Nacht.

Translation(s): ENG


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 (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The loud voices of the day have fallen silent", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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