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Dämmrung senkte sich von oben

Language: German

Dämmrung senkte sich von oben,
Schon ist alle Nähe fern,
Doch zuerst empor gehoben
Holden Lichts der Abendstern.

Alles schwankt in's Ungewisse,
Nebel schleichen in die Höh',
Schwarzvertiefte Finsternisse
Widerspiegelnd ruht der See.

[Nun]1 am östlichen Bereiche
Ahn' ich Mondenglanz und Glut,
Schlanker Weiden Haargezweige
Scherzen auf der nächsten Flut.

Durch bewegter Schatten Spiele
Zittert Lunas Zauberschein,
Und durch's Auge [schleicht]2 die Kühle
Sänftigend in's Herz hinein.



Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE FRE

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1 Diepenbrock: "Dort,"
2 Grimm: "zieht"

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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) , "Twilight sank from high above", copyright ©
    * ENG English [singable] (Florence T. Jameson) , "Twilight from above has fallen"
    * FRE French [singable] (Frieda Boutarel) (Amédée Boutarel) , "L'ombre tombe lente et pâle"
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "De là-haut tombe le crépuscule", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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